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Shaping of light beams along curves in three dimensions

José A. Rodrigo, Tatiana Alieva, Eugeny Abramochkin, and Izan Castro  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 18, pp. 20544-20555 (2013)

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We present a method for efficient and versatile generation of beams whose intensity and phase are prescribed along arbitrary 3D curves. It comprises a non-iterative beam shaping technique that does not require solving inversion problems of light propagation. The generated beams have diffraction-limited focusing with high intensity and controlled phase gradients useful for applications such as laser micro-machining and optical trapping. Its performance and feasibility are experimentally demonstrated on several examples including multiple trapping of micron-sized particles.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

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Original Manuscript: July 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 8, 2013
Published: August 26, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

José A. Rodrigo, Tatiana Alieva, Eugeny Abramochkin, and Izan Castro, "Shaping of light beams along curves in three dimensions," Opt. Express 21, 20544-20555 (2013)

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