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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2013
  • pp: 3661–3664

Stable and flexible ring-shaped optical-lattice generation by use of axially symmetric polarization elements

Moritsugu Sakamoto, Kazuhiko Oka, Ryuji Morita, and Naoshi Murakami  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 18, pp. 3661-3664 (2013)

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To overcome a trade-off issue between stability and flexibility in the generation of ring-shaped optical lattices, we proposed and demonstrated a novel generation method by using axially symmetric polarization elements. While two optical vortices were coaxially generated, electrically controlled phase difference between them by an electro-optic modulator enabled a precise rotation of the lattice. Our method has the capability to fulfill the high stability and rapid rotation.

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OCIS Codes
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: August 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 21, 2013
Published: September 12, 2013

Moritsugu Sakamoto, Kazuhiko Oka, Ryuji Morita, and Naoshi Murakami, "Stable and flexible ring-shaped optical-lattice generation by use of axially symmetric polarization elements," Opt. Lett. 38, 3661-3664 (2013)

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