Abstract

Optical tweezers system has aggrandized the understanding of the light-matter interaction and is used frequently to transfer angular momentum of light to microscopic particles. Here we demonstrate experimentally, for the first time to our knowledge the use of self-imaged bottle beam in an optical tweezers system and we report the mechanical transfer of ‘pure’ on-axis spin angular momentum to an absorptive particle. The self-imaged bottle beam has embedded optical bottles or null intensity points where the absorptive particles are trapped and the transfer of spin angular momentum is accomplished without the default transfer of orbital angular momentum of a singular beam, which are used conventionally to trap absorptive particles.

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2004 (1)

B. P. S. Ahluwalia, X. - C. Yuan, and S. H. Tao, “Generation of self-imaged optical bottle beams,” Opt. Commun. 238, 177–184 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (2)

D. McGloin, G.C. Spalding, H. Melville, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, “Three-dimensional arrays of optical bottle beams,” Opt. Commun. 225, 215–222 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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 multi-ringed light beam to an optically trapped particle,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093602 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002 (2)

V. Garcés-Chávez, K. Volke-Sepulveda, S. Chávez-Cerda, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, “Transfer of orbital angular momentum to an optically trapped low-index particle,” Phys. Rev. A,  66, 063402 (2002).
[CrossRef]

AT O’Neil, I MacVicar, L Allen, and MJ Padgett, “Intrinsic and extrinsic nature of the orbital angular momentum of a light beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 053601 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

J. Arlt, V. Garces-Chavez, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, “Optical micro-manipulation using a Bessel light beam,” Opt. Commun. 197, 239–245 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (4)

L. Allen and M. J. Padgett, “The Poynting vector in Laguerre-Gaussian beams and the interpretation of their angular momentum density,” Opt. Commun. 184, 67–71 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Arlt and M. J. Padgett, “Generation of a beam with a dark focus surrounded by regions of higher intensity: the optical bottle beam,” Opt. Lett. 25, 191–193 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Z. Bouchal and J. Wagner, “Self-reconstruction effect in free propagation of wavefield,” Opt. Commun. 176, 299–307 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Anna T. O’Neil and Miles J. Padgett, “Three-dimensional optical confinement of micron-sized metal particles and the decoupling of the spin and orbital angular momentum within an optical spanner,” Opt. Commun. 185, 139–143 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1998 (4)

H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, T. A. Nieminen, M. E. J Friese, and N. R. Heckenberg, “Optical trapping of abosorbing particles,” Adv. In Quant. Chem. 30, 469–492 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. E. J. Friese, T. A. Nieminen, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, “Alignment or spinning of laser-trapped microscopic waveplates,”' Nature 394, 348–350 (1998).
[CrossRef]

R. Piestun and J. Shamir, “Generalized propagation invariant wave-fields,” J. Opt. Soc Am. A 15, 3039–3044 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. E. J. Friese, T. A. Nieminen, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, “Optical torque controlled by elliptical polarization,” Opt. Lett. 23, 1–3 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

1996 (1)

M. E. J. Friese, J. Enger, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, and N. R. Heckenberg, “Optical angular-momentum transfer to trapped absorbing particles,” Phy. Rev. A 54, 1593–1596 (1996)
[CrossRef]

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]

1992 (2)

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

K. Sasaki, M. Koshioka, H. Misawa, N. Kitamura, and H. Masuhara, “Optical trapping of a metal particle and a water droplet by a scanning laser beam,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 807–809 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1973 (1)

1936 (1)

R. Beth, “Mechanical detection and measurement of the angular momentum of light,” Phy. Rev. 50, 115–125 (1936).
[CrossRef]

Ahluwalia, B. P. S.

B. P. S. Ahluwalia, X. - C. Yuan, and S. H. Tao, “Generation of self-imaged optical bottle beams,” Opt. Commun. 238, 177–184 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Allen, L

AT O’Neil, I MacVicar, L Allen, and MJ Padgett, “Intrinsic and extrinsic nature of the orbital angular momentum of a light beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 053601 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Allen, L.

L. Allen and M. J. Padgett, “The Poynting vector in Laguerre-Gaussian beams and the interpretation of their angular momentum density,” Opt. Commun. 184, 67–71 (2000).
[CrossRef]

N. B. Simpson, K. Dholakia, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “Mechanical equivalence of spin and orbital angular momentum of light: An optical spanner,” Opt. Lett. 22, 52–54 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

Arlt, J.

J. Arlt, V. Garces-Chavez, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, “Optical micro-manipulation using a Bessel light beam,” Opt. Commun. 197, 239–245 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Arlt and M. J. Padgett, “Generation of a beam with a dark focus surrounded by regions of higher intensity: the optical bottle beam,” Opt. Lett. 25, 191–193 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Beijersbergen, M.W

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

Beth, R.

R. Beth, “Mechanical detection and measurement of the angular momentum of light,” Phy. Rev. 50, 115–125 (1936).
[CrossRef]

Bouchal, Z.

Z. Bouchal and J. Wagner, “Self-reconstruction effect in free propagation of wavefield,” Opt. Commun. 176, 299–307 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Bryngdahl, O.

Chávez-Cerda, S.

V. Garcés-Chávez, K. Volke-Sepulveda, S. Chávez-Cerda, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, “Transfer of orbital angular momentum to an optically trapped low-index particle,” Phys. Rev. A,  66, 063402 (2002).
[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 multi-ringed light beam to an optically trapped particle,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093602 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. McGloin, G.C. Spalding, H. Melville, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, “Three-dimensional arrays of optical bottle beams,” Opt. Commun. 225, 215–222 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. Garcés-Chávez, K. Volke-Sepulveda, S. Chávez-Cerda, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, “Transfer of orbital angular momentum to an optically trapped low-index particle,” Phys. Rev. A,  66, 063402 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Arlt, V. Garces-Chavez, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, “Optical micro-manipulation using a Bessel light beam,” Opt. Commun. 197, 239–245 (2001).
[CrossRef]

N. B. Simpson, K. Dholakia, L. Allen, and M. J. Padgett, “Mechanical equivalence of spin and orbital angular momentum of light: An optical spanner,” 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 multi-ringed light beam to an optically trapped particle,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093602 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Enger, J.

M. E. J. Friese, J. Enger, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, and N. R. Heckenberg, “Optical angular-momentum transfer to trapped absorbing particles,” Phy. Rev. A 54, 1593–1596 (1996)
[CrossRef]

Friese, M. E. J

H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, T. A. Nieminen, M. E. J Friese, and N. R. Heckenberg, “Optical trapping of abosorbing particles,” Adv. In Quant. Chem. 30, 469–492 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Friese, M. E. J.

M. E. J. Friese, T. A. Nieminen, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, “Alignment or spinning of laser-trapped microscopic waveplates,”' Nature 394, 348–350 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. E. J. Friese, T. A. Nieminen, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, “Optical torque controlled by elliptical polarization,” Opt. Lett. 23, 1–3 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. E. J. Friese, J. Enger, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, and N. R. Heckenberg, “Optical angular-momentum transfer to trapped absorbing particles,” Phy. Rev. A 54, 1593–1596 (1996)
[CrossRef]

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]

Garces-Chavez, V.

J. Arlt, V. Garces-Chavez, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, “Optical micro-manipulation using a Bessel light beam,” Opt. Commun. 197, 239–245 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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 multi-ringed light beam to an optically trapped particle,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093602 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Garcés-Chávez, K. Volke-Sepulveda, S. Chávez-Cerda, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, “Transfer of orbital angular momentum to an optically trapped low-index particle,” Phys. Rev. A,  66, 063402 (2002).
[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.

M. E. J. Friese, T. A. Nieminen, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, “Optical torque controlled by elliptical polarization,” Opt. Lett. 23, 1–3 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. E. J. Friese, T. A. Nieminen, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, “Alignment or spinning of laser-trapped microscopic waveplates,”' Nature 394, 348–350 (1998).
[CrossRef]

H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, T. A. Nieminen, M. E. J Friese, and N. R. Heckenberg, “Optical trapping of abosorbing particles,” Adv. In Quant. Chem. 30, 469–492 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. E. J. Friese, J. Enger, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, and N. R. Heckenberg, “Optical angular-momentum transfer to trapped absorbing particles,” Phy. Rev. A 54, 1593–1596 (1996)
[CrossRef]

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]

Kitamura, N.

K. Sasaki, M. Koshioka, H. Misawa, N. Kitamura, and H. Masuhara, “Optical trapping of a metal particle and a water droplet by a scanning laser beam,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 807–809 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Koshioka, M.

K. Sasaki, M. Koshioka, H. Misawa, N. Kitamura, and H. Masuhara, “Optical trapping of a metal particle and a water droplet by a scanning laser beam,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 807–809 (1992).
[CrossRef]

MacVicar, I

AT O’Neil, I MacVicar, L Allen, and MJ Padgett, “Intrinsic and extrinsic nature of the orbital angular momentum of a light beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 053601 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Masuhara, H.

K. Sasaki, M. Koshioka, H. Misawa, N. Kitamura, and H. Masuhara, “Optical trapping of a metal particle and a water droplet by a scanning laser beam,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 807–809 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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 multi-ringed light beam to an optically trapped particle,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093602 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. McGloin, G.C. Spalding, H. Melville, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, “Three-dimensional arrays of optical bottle beams,” Opt. Commun. 225, 215–222 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Melville, H.

D. McGloin, G.C. Spalding, H. Melville, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, “Three-dimensional arrays of optical bottle beams,” Opt. Commun. 225, 215–222 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Misawa, H.

K. Sasaki, M. Koshioka, H. Misawa, N. Kitamura, and H. Masuhara, “Optical trapping of a metal particle and a water droplet by a scanning laser beam,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 807–809 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Nieminen, T. A.

M. E. J. Friese, T. A. Nieminen, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, “Optical torque controlled by elliptical polarization,” Opt. Lett. 23, 1–3 (1998).
[CrossRef]

H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, T. A. Nieminen, M. E. J Friese, and N. R. Heckenberg, “Optical trapping of abosorbing particles,” Adv. In Quant. Chem. 30, 469–492 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. E. J. Friese, T. A. Nieminen, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, “Alignment or spinning of laser-trapped microscopic waveplates,”' Nature 394, 348–350 (1998).
[CrossRef]

O’Neil, Anna T.

Anna T. O’Neil and Miles J. Padgett, “Three-dimensional optical confinement of micron-sized metal particles and the decoupling of the spin and orbital angular momentum within an optical spanner,” Opt. Commun. 185, 139–143 (2000).
[CrossRef]

O’Neil, AT

AT O’Neil, I MacVicar, L Allen, and MJ Padgett, “Intrinsic and extrinsic nature of the orbital angular momentum of a light beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 053601 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Padgett, M. J.

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 multi-ringed light beam to an optically trapped particle,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093602 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Padgett, Miles J.

Anna T. O’Neil and Miles J. Padgett, “Three-dimensional optical confinement of micron-sized metal particles and the decoupling of the spin and orbital angular momentum within an optical spanner,” Opt. Commun. 185, 139–143 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Padgett, MJ

AT O’Neil, I MacVicar, L Allen, and MJ Padgett, “Intrinsic and extrinsic nature of the orbital angular momentum of a light beam,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 053601 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Piestun, R.

R. Piestun and J. Shamir, “Generalized propagation invariant wave-fields,” J. Opt. Soc Am. A 15, 3039–3044 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Rubinsztein-Dunlop, H.

M. E. J. Friese, T. A. Nieminen, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, “Alignment or spinning of laser-trapped microscopic waveplates,”' Nature 394, 348–350 (1998).
[CrossRef]

H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, T. A. Nieminen, M. E. J Friese, and N. R. Heckenberg, “Optical trapping of abosorbing particles,” Adv. In Quant. Chem. 30, 469–492 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. E. J. Friese, T. A. Nieminen, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, “Optical torque controlled by elliptical polarization,” Opt. Lett. 23, 1–3 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. E. J. Friese, J. Enger, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, and N. R. Heckenberg, “Optical angular-momentum transfer to trapped absorbing particles,” Phy. Rev. A 54, 1593–1596 (1996)
[CrossRef]

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]

Sasaki, K.

K. Sasaki, M. Koshioka, H. Misawa, N. Kitamura, and H. Masuhara, “Optical trapping of a metal particle and a water droplet by a scanning laser beam,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 807–809 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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 multi-ringed light beam to an optically trapped particle,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093602 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shamir, J.

R. Piestun and J. Shamir, “Generalized propagation invariant wave-fields,” J. Opt. Soc Am. A 15, 3039–3044 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Sibbett, W.

D. McGloin, G.C. Spalding, H. Melville, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, “Three-dimensional arrays of optical bottle beams,” Opt. Commun. 225, 215–222 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. Garcés-Chávez, K. Volke-Sepulveda, S. Chávez-Cerda, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, “Transfer of orbital angular momentum to an optically trapped low-index particle,” Phys. Rev. A,  66, 063402 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Arlt, V. Garces-Chavez, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, “Optical micro-manipulation using a Bessel light beam,” Opt. Commun. 197, 239–245 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Simpson, N. B.

Spalding, G.C.

D. McGloin, G.C. Spalding, H. Melville, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, “Three-dimensional arrays of optical bottle beams,” Opt. Commun. 225, 215–222 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Speeuw, R.J. C.

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

Tao, S. H.

B. P. S. Ahluwalia, X. - C. Yuan, and S. H. Tao, “Generation of self-imaged optical bottle beams,” Opt. Commun. 238, 177–184 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Volke-Sepulveda, K.

V. Garcés-Chávez, K. Volke-Sepulveda, S. Chávez-Cerda, W. Sibbett, and K. Dholakia, “Transfer of orbital angular momentum to an optically trapped low-index particle,” Phys. Rev. A,  66, 063402 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wagner, J.

Z. Bouchal and J. Wagner, “Self-reconstruction effect in free propagation of wavefield,” Opt. Commun. 176, 299–307 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Woerdman, J.P.

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

Yuan, X. - C.

B. P. S. Ahluwalia, X. - C. Yuan, and S. H. Tao, “Generation of self-imaged optical bottle beams,” Opt. Commun. 238, 177–184 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Adv. In Quant. Chem. (1)

H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, T. A. Nieminen, M. E. J Friese, and N. R. Heckenberg, “Optical trapping of abosorbing particles,” Adv. In Quant. Chem. 30, 469–492 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

K. Sasaki, M. Koshioka, H. Misawa, N. Kitamura, and H. Masuhara, “Optical trapping of a metal particle and a water droplet by a scanning laser beam,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 60, 807–809 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc Am. A (1)

R. Piestun and J. Shamir, “Generalized propagation invariant wave-fields,” J. Opt. Soc Am. A 15, 3039–3044 (1998).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Free space propagation of the self-imaged bottle beam. One full period of the self-imaged bottle beam is shown above with the bottle obtained in Fig. (c-e).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(1.32 Mb) Movie of free-space propagation of the self-imaged bottle beam. The movie shows the self-imaged bottle beam embedding two bottles.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Transverse intensity profile of the self-imaged bottle beam imaged at the sample stage, (a) Bright spot, (b) Dark spot, respectively.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental set-up of a self-imaged bottle beam based optical tweezers system. Absorptive particles were stably trapped in the bottle (Point A) and the transfer of spin angular momentum was accomplished.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a–f) Transfer of ‘pure’ on-axis spin angular momentum from a circular polarized self-imaged bottle beam to an absorptive particle.

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I r z = J 0 ( k r 1 . r ) 2 + J 0 ( k r 1 . r ) 2 + 2 A J o ( k r 1 . r ) . J o ( k r 2 . r ) . cos [ ( k z 1 k z 2 ) z + Δ ]
Ґ = ( P abs . σ z ) ω

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