Abstract

We observe the simultaneous spinning and orbital motion of a microscopic particle trapped off-axis in a high-order Bessel beam. Quantitative measurements relating the spin and orbital angular momentum content of the light beam acting on the particle are reported. Experimental results were in agreement with the theory.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

PDF Article
More Like This
Observation of orbital angular momentum transfer to particles trapped in a Mathieu beam

Carlos López-Mariscal, J. C. Gutiérrez-Vega, and K. Dholakia
FWT4 Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2005

The angular momentum of light: From optical spanners to information transfer

Miles Padgett
ThL4 Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2003

Optical angular momentum transfer to laser-trapped particles

M. E. J. Friese, J. Enger, H. Rubinsztein-Durtlop, and N. R. Heckenberg
QThF23 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS) 1996

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an Optica member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access Optica Member Subscription