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Continuous manipulation of doughnut focal spot in a large scale

Xiang Hao, Cuifang Kuang, Yanghui Li, and Xu Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 12, pp. 12692-12698 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.012692


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Abstract

We theoretically demonstrate that the doughnut focal spot can continuously be manipulated by synthetically using various beam modulation techniques. Comparatively, a more evident effect can be expected by different orders of phase modulation, while accurate manipulation stems from changing the phase diversity between two arms in an image inverting interferometer (III). The size of central dark spot can thus be continuously adjusted in a theoretically infinite scale, although it may actually be limited by resolution of Spatial Light Modulator (SLM). This approach brings additional flexibility to many applications, such as optical tweezers.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 17, 2012
Published: May 21, 2012

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Xiang Hao, Cuifang Kuang, Yanghui Li, and Xu Liu, "Continuous manipulation of doughnut focal spot in a large scale," Opt. Express 20, 12692-12698 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-12-12692


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