Abstract

We observe the transfer of orbital angular momentum to trapped particles in the azimuthally asymmetric transverse intensity distribution of a helical Mathieu beam. The average rotation rate, instantaneous angular displacement and terminal velocity of the trapped particles are measured experimentally. The angular dependence of these parameters is found to be in good agreement with the variation of the optical gradient force, the transfer of OAM from the wavefield and the Stokes drag force.

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2005 (1)

G. Delannoy, O. Emile, and A. Le Floch, “Direct observation of a photon spin-induced constant acceleration in macroscopic systems,” App. Phys. Lett. 86, 081109 (2005).
[Crossref]

2003 (3)

J. Curtis and D. G. Grier, “Structure of Optical Vortices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 133901 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. E. Curtis and D. G. Grier, “Modulated optical vortices,” Opt. Lett. 28, 872–874 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

V. Garcés-Chávez, D. McGloin, M. J. Padgett, W. Dultz, H. Schmitzer, and K. Dholakia, “Observation of the Transfer of the Local Angular Momentum Density of a Multiringed Light Beam to an Optically Trapped Particle,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093602 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2002 (5)

K. Volke-Sepulveda, V. Garcés-Chávez, S. Chávez-Cerda, J. Arlt, and K. Dholakia, “Orbital angular momentum of a high-order Bessel light beam,” J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 4, S82–S89 (2002)
[Crossref]

G. Molina-Terriza, J. P. Torres, and L. Torner, “Management of the Angular Momentum of Light: Preparation of Photons in Multidimensional Vector States of Angular Momentum,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 013601 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Babiker, C. R. Bennett, D. L. Andrews, and L. C. Dávila Romero, “Orbital Angular Momentum Exchange in the Interaction of Twisted Light with Molecules,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 143601 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A.T. O’Neil, I. MacVicar, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “Intrinsic and Extrinsic Nature of the Orbital Angular Momentum of a Light Beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 053601 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Chávez-Cerda, M. J. Padgett, I. Allison, G. H. C. New, J. C. Gutiérrez-Vega, A.T. O’Neil, I. MacVicar, and J. Courtial, “Holographic generation and orbital angular momentum of high-order Mathieu beams,” J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 4, S52–S57, (2002).
[Crossref]

2001 (1)

2000 (1)

1998 (1)

M V Berry, “Paraxial beams of spinning light,” in Singular optics, M. S. Soskin, ed., Proc. SPIE 3487, 6–11 (1998).
[Crossref]

M V Berry, “Paraxial beams of spinning light,” in Singular optics, M. S. Soskin, ed., Proc. SPIE 3487, 6–11 (1998).
[Crossref]

1997 (2)

D. Rozas, Z. S. Sacks, and G. A. Swartzlander, “Experimental Observation of Fluidlike Motion of Optical Vortices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 3399–3402 (1997).
[Crossref]

N. B. Simpson, K. Dholakia, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “Optical tweezers with increased axial trapping efficiency,” Opt. Lett. 22, 52–54 (1997).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1995 (1)

H. He, M. E. J Friese, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, “Direct Observation of Transfer of Angular Momentum to Absorptive Particles from a Laser Beam with a Phase Singularity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 826–829 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1994 (1)

M. Babiker, W. L. Power, and L. Allen, “Light-induced Torque on Moving Atoms,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1239–1242 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1992 (1)

L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. C. Spreeuw, and J. P. Woerdman, “Orbital angular momentum of light and the transformation of Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes,” Phys. Rev. A 45,, 8185–8189 (1992).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1991 (1)

1987 (1)

J. Durnin, J. J. Miceli, and J. H. Eberly, “Diffraction-free beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 1499 (1987).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1970 (1)

A. Ashkin, “Acceleration and Trapping of Particles by Radiation Pressure,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 156–159 (1970).
[Crossref]

1949 (1)

R. C. Hardy and R. L. Cottington, “Viscosity of Deuterium Oxide and Water from 5° to 125° C,” J. Chem. Phys.,  17, 509–510 (1949).
[Crossref]

Allen, L.

A.T. O’Neil, I. MacVicar, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “Intrinsic and Extrinsic Nature of the Orbital Angular Momentum of a Light Beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 053601 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. B. Simpson, K. Dholakia, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “Optical tweezers with increased axial trapping efficiency,” Opt. Lett. 22, 52–54 (1997).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Babiker, W. L. Power, and L. Allen, “Light-induced Torque on Moving Atoms,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1239–1242 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. C. Spreeuw, and J. P. Woerdman, “Orbital angular momentum of light and the transformation of Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes,” Phys. Rev. A 45,, 8185–8189 (1992).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Allison, I.

S. Chávez-Cerda, M. J. Padgett, I. Allison, G. H. C. New, J. C. Gutiérrez-Vega, A.T. O’Neil, I. MacVicar, and J. Courtial, “Holographic generation and orbital angular momentum of high-order Mathieu beams,” J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 4, S52–S57, (2002).
[Crossref]

Andrews, D. L.

M. Babiker, C. R. Bennett, D. L. Andrews, and L. C. Dávila Romero, “Orbital Angular Momentum Exchange in the Interaction of Twisted Light with Molecules,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 143601 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Arlt, J.

K. Volke-Sepulveda, V. Garcés-Chávez, S. Chávez-Cerda, J. Arlt, and K. Dholakia, “Orbital angular momentum of a high-order Bessel light beam,” J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 4, S82–S89 (2002)
[Crossref]

Ashkin, A.

A. Ashkin, “Acceleration and Trapping of Particles by Radiation Pressure,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 156–159 (1970).
[Crossref]

Babiker, M.

M. Babiker, C. R. Bennett, D. L. Andrews, and L. C. Dávila Romero, “Orbital Angular Momentum Exchange in the Interaction of Twisted Light with Molecules,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 143601 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Babiker, W. L. Power, and L. Allen, “Light-induced Torque on Moving Atoms,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1239–1242 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Beijersbergen, M. W.

L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. C. Spreeuw, and J. P. Woerdman, “Orbital angular momentum of light and the transformation of Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes,” Phys. Rev. A 45,, 8185–8189 (1992).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bennett, C. R.

M. Babiker, C. R. Bennett, D. L. Andrews, and L. C. Dávila Romero, “Orbital Angular Momentum Exchange in the Interaction of Twisted Light with Molecules,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 143601 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Berry, M V

M V Berry, “Paraxial beams of spinning light,” in Singular optics, M. S. Soskin, ed., Proc. SPIE 3487, 6–11 (1998).
[Crossref]

Chávez-Cerda, S.

S. Chávez-Cerda, M. J. Padgett, I. Allison, G. H. C. New, J. C. Gutiérrez-Vega, A.T. O’Neil, I. MacVicar, and J. Courtial, “Holographic generation and orbital angular momentum of high-order Mathieu beams,” J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 4, S52–S57, (2002).
[Crossref]

K. Volke-Sepulveda, V. Garcés-Chávez, S. Chávez-Cerda, J. Arlt, and K. Dholakia, “Orbital angular momentum of a high-order Bessel light beam,” J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 4, S82–S89 (2002)
[Crossref]

S. Chávez-Cerda, J. C. Gutiérrez-Vega, and G. H. C. New, “Elliptic vortices of electromagnetic wavefields,” Opt. Lett. 26, 1803–1805, (2001).
[Crossref]

J. C. Gutiérrez-Vega, M. D. Iturbe-Castillo, and S. Chávez-Cerda, “Alternative formulation for invariant optical fields: Mathieu beams,” Opt. Lett. 25, 1493–1495 (2000).
[Crossref]

Cottington, R. L.

R. C. Hardy and R. L. Cottington, “Viscosity of Deuterium Oxide and Water from 5° to 125° C,” J. Chem. Phys.,  17, 509–510 (1949).
[Crossref]

Courtial, J.

S. Chávez-Cerda, M. J. Padgett, I. Allison, G. H. C. New, J. C. Gutiérrez-Vega, A.T. O’Neil, I. MacVicar, and J. Courtial, “Holographic generation and orbital angular momentum of high-order Mathieu beams,” J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 4, S52–S57, (2002).
[Crossref]

Curtis, J.

J. Curtis and D. G. Grier, “Structure of Optical Vortices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 133901 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Curtis, J. E.

Delannoy, G.

G. Delannoy, O. Emile, and A. Le Floch, “Direct observation of a photon spin-induced constant acceleration in macroscopic systems,” App. Phys. Lett. 86, 081109 (2005).
[Crossref]

Dholakia, K.

V. Garcés-Chávez, D. McGloin, M. J. Padgett, W. Dultz, H. Schmitzer, and K. Dholakia, “Observation of the Transfer of the Local Angular Momentum Density of a Multiringed Light Beam to an Optically Trapped Particle,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093602 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. Volke-Sepulveda, V. Garcés-Chávez, S. Chávez-Cerda, J. Arlt, and K. Dholakia, “Orbital angular momentum of a high-order Bessel light beam,” J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 4, S82–S89 (2002)
[Crossref]

N. B. Simpson, K. Dholakia, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “Optical tweezers with increased axial trapping efficiency,” Opt. Lett. 22, 52–54 (1997).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dultz, W.

V. Garcés-Chávez, D. McGloin, M. J. Padgett, W. Dultz, H. Schmitzer, and K. Dholakia, “Observation of the Transfer of the Local Angular Momentum Density of a Multiringed Light Beam to an Optically Trapped Particle,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093602 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Durnin, J.

J. Durnin, J. J. Miceli, and J. H. Eberly, “Diffraction-free beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 1499 (1987).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Eberly, J. H.

J. Durnin, J. J. Miceli, and J. H. Eberly, “Diffraction-free beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 1499 (1987).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Emile, O.

G. Delannoy, O. Emile, and A. Le Floch, “Direct observation of a photon spin-induced constant acceleration in macroscopic systems,” App. Phys. Lett. 86, 081109 (2005).
[Crossref]

Floch, A. Le

G. Delannoy, O. Emile, and A. Le Floch, “Direct observation of a photon spin-induced constant acceleration in macroscopic systems,” App. Phys. Lett. 86, 081109 (2005).
[Crossref]

Friese, M. E. J

H. He, M. E. J Friese, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, “Direct Observation of Transfer of Angular Momentum to Absorptive Particles from a Laser Beam with a Phase Singularity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 826–829 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Garcés-Chávez, V.

V. Garcés-Chávez, D. McGloin, M. J. Padgett, W. Dultz, H. Schmitzer, and K. Dholakia, “Observation of the Transfer of the Local Angular Momentum Density of a Multiringed Light Beam to an Optically Trapped Particle,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093602 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. Volke-Sepulveda, V. Garcés-Chávez, S. Chávez-Cerda, J. Arlt, and K. Dholakia, “Orbital angular momentum of a high-order Bessel light beam,” J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 4, S82–S89 (2002)
[Crossref]

Grier, D. G.

J. Curtis and D. G. Grier, “Structure of Optical Vortices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 133901 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. E. Curtis and D. G. Grier, “Modulated optical vortices,” Opt. Lett. 28, 872–874 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Gutiérrez-Vega, J. C.

S. Chávez-Cerda, M. J. Padgett, I. Allison, G. H. C. New, J. C. Gutiérrez-Vega, A.T. O’Neil, I. MacVicar, and J. Courtial, “Holographic generation and orbital angular momentum of high-order Mathieu beams,” J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 4, S52–S57, (2002).
[Crossref]

S. Chávez-Cerda, J. C. Gutiérrez-Vega, and G. H. C. New, “Elliptic vortices of electromagnetic wavefields,” Opt. Lett. 26, 1803–1805, (2001).
[Crossref]

J. C. Gutiérrez-Vega, M. D. Iturbe-Castillo, and S. Chávez-Cerda, “Alternative formulation for invariant optical fields: Mathieu beams,” Opt. Lett. 25, 1493–1495 (2000).
[Crossref]

Hardy, R. C.

R. C. Hardy and R. L. Cottington, “Viscosity of Deuterium Oxide and Water from 5° to 125° C,” J. Chem. Phys.,  17, 509–510 (1949).
[Crossref]

He, H.

H. He, M. E. J Friese, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, “Direct Observation of Transfer of Angular Momentum to Absorptive Particles from a Laser Beam with a Phase Singularity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 826–829 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Heckenberg, N. R.

H. He, M. E. J Friese, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, “Direct Observation of Transfer of Angular Momentum to Absorptive Particles from a Laser Beam with a Phase Singularity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 826–829 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Iturbe-Castillo, M. D.

Kashioka, M.

Kitamura, N.

MacVicar, I.

S. Chávez-Cerda, M. J. Padgett, I. Allison, G. H. C. New, J. C. Gutiérrez-Vega, A.T. O’Neil, I. MacVicar, and J. Courtial, “Holographic generation and orbital angular momentum of high-order Mathieu beams,” J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 4, S52–S57, (2002).
[Crossref]

A.T. O’Neil, I. MacVicar, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “Intrinsic and Extrinsic Nature of the Orbital Angular Momentum of a Light Beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 053601 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Masuhara, H.

McGloin, D.

V. Garcés-Chávez, D. McGloin, M. J. Padgett, W. Dultz, H. Schmitzer, and K. Dholakia, “Observation of the Transfer of the Local Angular Momentum Density of a Multiringed Light Beam to an Optically Trapped Particle,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093602 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Miceli, J. J.

J. Durnin, J. J. Miceli, and J. H. Eberly, “Diffraction-free beams,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 58, 1499 (1987).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Misawa, H.

Molina-Terriza, G.

G. Molina-Terriza, J. P. Torres, and L. Torner, “Management of the Angular Momentum of Light: Preparation of Photons in Multidimensional Vector States of Angular Momentum,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 013601 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

New, G. H. C.

S. Chávez-Cerda, M. J. Padgett, I. Allison, G. H. C. New, J. C. Gutiérrez-Vega, A.T. O’Neil, I. MacVicar, and J. Courtial, “Holographic generation and orbital angular momentum of high-order Mathieu beams,” J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 4, S52–S57, (2002).
[Crossref]

S. Chávez-Cerda, J. C. Gutiérrez-Vega, and G. H. C. New, “Elliptic vortices of electromagnetic wavefields,” Opt. Lett. 26, 1803–1805, (2001).
[Crossref]

O’Neil, A.T.

S. Chávez-Cerda, M. J. Padgett, I. Allison, G. H. C. New, J. C. Gutiérrez-Vega, A.T. O’Neil, I. MacVicar, and J. Courtial, “Holographic generation and orbital angular momentum of high-order Mathieu beams,” J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 4, S52–S57, (2002).
[Crossref]

A.T. O’Neil, I. MacVicar, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “Intrinsic and Extrinsic Nature of the Orbital Angular Momentum of a Light Beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 053601 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Padgett, M. J.

V. Garcés-Chávez, D. McGloin, M. J. Padgett, W. Dultz, H. Schmitzer, and K. Dholakia, “Observation of the Transfer of the Local Angular Momentum Density of a Multiringed Light Beam to an Optically Trapped Particle,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093602 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Chávez-Cerda, M. J. Padgett, I. Allison, G. H. C. New, J. C. Gutiérrez-Vega, A.T. O’Neil, I. MacVicar, and J. Courtial, “Holographic generation and orbital angular momentum of high-order Mathieu beams,” J. Opt. B: Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 4, S52–S57, (2002).
[Crossref]

A.T. O’Neil, I. MacVicar, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “Intrinsic and Extrinsic Nature of the Orbital Angular Momentum of a Light Beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 053601 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. B. Simpson, K. Dholakia, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “Optical tweezers with increased axial trapping efficiency,” Opt. Lett. 22, 52–54 (1997).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Power, W. L.

M. Babiker, W. L. Power, and L. Allen, “Light-induced Torque on Moving Atoms,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 1239–1242 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Romero, L. C. Dávila

M. Babiker, C. R. Bennett, D. L. Andrews, and L. C. Dávila Romero, “Orbital Angular Momentum Exchange in the Interaction of Twisted Light with Molecules,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 143601 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Rozas, D.

D. Rozas, Z. S. Sacks, and G. A. Swartzlander, “Experimental Observation of Fluidlike Motion of Optical Vortices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 3399–3402 (1997).
[Crossref]

Rubinsztein-Dunlop, H.

H. He, M. E. J Friese, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, “Direct Observation of Transfer of Angular Momentum to Absorptive Particles from a Laser Beam with a Phase Singularity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 826–829 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Sacks, Z. S.

D. Rozas, Z. S. Sacks, and G. A. Swartzlander, “Experimental Observation of Fluidlike Motion of Optical Vortices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 3399–3402 (1997).
[Crossref]

Sasaki, K.

Schmitzer, H.

V. Garcés-Chávez, D. McGloin, M. J. Padgett, W. Dultz, H. Schmitzer, and K. Dholakia, “Observation of the Transfer of the Local Angular Momentum Density of a Multiringed Light Beam to an Optically Trapped Particle,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093602 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Simpson, N. B.

Soskin, M. S.

M V Berry, “Paraxial beams of spinning light,” in Singular optics, M. S. Soskin, ed., Proc. SPIE 3487, 6–11 (1998).
[Crossref]

Spreeuw, R. J. C.

L. Allen, M. W. Beijersbergen, R. J. C. Spreeuw, and J. P. Woerdman, “Orbital angular momentum of light and the transformation of Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes,” Phys. Rev. A 45,, 8185–8189 (1992).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Swartzlander, G. A.

D. Rozas, Z. S. Sacks, and G. A. Swartzlander, “Experimental Observation of Fluidlike Motion of Optical Vortices,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 3399–3402 (1997).
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Torner, L.

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Trapped particles in the elliptical rings of the HM beam. (b) Horizontal and vertical position of a single particle in the beam, note the periodic regular motion. Sampling time is 400 s. (c) Variation of the terminal velocity of a single particle in the sample as a function of the polar angle during one full orbital displacement. Velocity minima correspond to intensity maxima. [Media 1]

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Rotation rates as a function of beam power. The straight line shows the linear fit.

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U ( ξ , η , z ) = [ C m ( q ) J e m ( ξ , q ) c e m ( η , q ) + i S m ( q ) J o m ( ξ , q ) s e m ( η , q ) ] exp ( i k z Z ) ,
F D = 6 πμR d r dt ,
F grad = 2 π n 3 R 3 c ( n 2 1 n 2 + 2 ) I ,

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