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. Garces-Chavez, D. McGloin, M. J. Padgett, W. Dultz, H. Schmitzer and K. Dholakia, "Observation of the Transfer of the Local AngularMomentum Density of aMultiringed Light Beam to an Optically Trapped Particle," Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093602 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002 (5)

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]

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

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]

K. Volke-Sepulveda, V. Garces-Chavez, S. Chavez-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. Chavez-Cerda, M. J. Padgett, I. Allison, G. H. C. New, J. C. Gutierrez-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)

1997 (2)

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]

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

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 andWater 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. Chavez-Cerda, M. J. Padgett, I. Allison, G. H. C. New, J. C. Gutierrez-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. D´avila 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. Garces-Chavez, S. Chavez-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. D´avila 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. D´avila Romero, "Orbital Angular Momentum Exchange in the Interaction of Twisted Light with Molecules," Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 143601 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chavez-Cerda, S.

K. Volke-Sepulveda, V. Garces-Chavez, S. Chavez-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. Chavez-Cerda, M. J. Padgett, I. Allison, G. H. C. New, J. C. Gutierrez-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. Chavez-Cerda, J. C. Gutierrez-Vega, and G. H. C. New, "Elliptic vortices of electromagnetic wavefields," Opt. Lett. 26,1803-1805, (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Gutierrez-Vega, M. D. Iturbe-Castillo, and S. Chavez-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 andWater from 5. to 125. C," J. Chem. Phys.,  17, 509- 510 (1949).
[CrossRef]

Courtial, J.

S. Chavez-Cerda, M. J. Padgett, I. Allison, G. H. C. New, J. C. Gutierrez-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.

D´avila Romero, L. C.

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

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. Garces-Chavez, D. McGloin, M. J. Padgett, W. Dultz, H. Schmitzer and K. Dholakia, "Observation of the Transfer of the Local AngularMomentum Density of aMultiringed Light Beam to an Optically Trapped Particle," Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093602 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Volke-Sepulveda, V. Garces-Chavez, S. Chavez-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. Garces-Chavez, D. McGloin, M. J. Padgett, W. Dultz, H. Schmitzer and K. Dholakia, "Observation of the Transfer of the Local AngularMomentum Density of aMultiringed 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]

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]

Garces-Chavez, V.

V. Garces-Chavez, D. McGloin, M. J. Padgett, W. Dultz, H. Schmitzer and K. Dholakia, "Observation of the Transfer of the Local AngularMomentum Density of aMultiringed Light Beam to an Optically Trapped Particle," Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093602 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Volke-Sepulveda, V. Garces-Chavez, S. Chavez-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]

Gutierrez-Vega, J. C.

S. Chavez-Cerda, M. J. Padgett, I. Allison, G. H. C. New, J. C. Gutierrez-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. Chavez-Cerda, J. C. Gutierrez-Vega, and G. H. C. New, "Elliptic vortices of electromagnetic wavefields," Opt. Lett. 26,1803-1805, (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Gutierrez-Vega, M. D. Iturbe-Castillo, and S. Chavez-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 andWater 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.

Le Floch, A.

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]

MacVicar, I.

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. Chavez-Cerda, M. J. Padgett, I. Allison, G. H. C. New, J. C. Gutierrez-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]

Masuhara, H.

McGloin, D.

V. Garces-Chavez, D. McGloin, M. J. Padgett, W. Dultz, H. Schmitzer and K. Dholakia, "Observation of the Transfer of the Local AngularMomentum Density of aMultiringed 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. Chavez-Cerda, M. J. Padgett, I. Allison, G. H. C. New, J. C. Gutierrez-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. Chavez-Cerda, J. C. Gutierrez-Vega, and G. H. C. New, "Elliptic vortices of electromagnetic wavefields," Opt. Lett. 26,1803-1805, (2001).
[CrossRef]

O’Neil, A.T.

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. Chavez-Cerda, M. J. Padgett, I. Allison, G. H. C. New, J. C. Gutierrez-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]

Padgett, M. J.

V. Garces-Chavez, D. McGloin, M. J. Padgett, W. Dultz, H. Schmitzer and K. Dholakia, "Observation of the Transfer of the Local AngularMomentum Density of aMultiringed Light Beam to an Optically Trapped Particle," Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093602 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Chavez-Cerda, M. J. Padgett, I. Allison, G. H. C. New, J. C. Gutierrez-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]

Rozas, D.

D. Rozas, Z. S. Sacks, and G. A. Swartzlander, Jr., "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, Jr., "Experimental Observation of Fluidlike Motion of Optical Vortices," Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 3399-3402 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Sasaki, K.

Schmitzer, H.

V. Garces-Chavez, D. McGloin, M. J. Padgett, W. Dultz, H. Schmitzer and K. Dholakia, "Observation of the Transfer of the Local AngularMomentum Density of aMultiringed Light Beam to an Optically Trapped Particle," Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 093602 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Spreeuw, R. J. C.

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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 ) Je m ( ξ ; q ) ce m ( η ; q ) + i S m ( q ) Jo m ( ξ ; q ) se m ( η ; q ) ] exp ( i k z z ) ,
F D = 6 π μR d r dt ,
F grad = 2 π n 3 R 3 c ( n 2 1 n 2 + 2 ) I ,

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