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Optical angular momentum

Author: L Allen; S M Barnett; Miles J Padgett
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : CRC Press, 2016.
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"Spin angular momentum of photons and the associated polarization of light has been known for many years. However, it is only over the last decade or so that physically realizable laboratory light beams have been used to study the orbital angular momentum of light. In many respects, orbital and spin angular momentum behave in a similar manner, but they differ significantly in others. In particular, orbital angular  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: L Allen; S M Barnett; Miles J Padgett
ISBN: 9781482269017 1482269015
OCLC Number: 1000455301
Description: 1 online resource (300 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction --
1.1. The wave motion of a revolving shaft, and a suggestion as to the angular momentum in a beam of circularly polarised light /J.H. Poynting --
1.2. Mechanical detection and measurement of the angular momentum of light /R.A. Beth --
1.3. Introduction to the atoms and angular momentum of light special issue /L. Allen --
2. Spin and Orbital Angular Momentum --
2.1. Orbital angular momentum of light and the transformation of Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes /L. Allen, M.W. Beijersbergen, R.J.C. Spreeuw and J.P. Woerdman --
2.2. Eigenfunction description of laser beams and orbital angular momentum of light /S.J. van Enk and G. Nienhuis --
2.3. Paraxial wave optics and harmonic oscillators /G. Nienhuis and L. Allen --
2.4. Matrix formulation for the propagation of light beams with orbital and spin angular momenta /L. Allen, J. Courtial and M.J. Padgett --
2.5. Paraxial beams of spinning light /M.V. Berry. 2.6. The Poynting vector in Laguerre-Gaussian beams and the interpretation of their angular momentum density /L. Allen and M.J. Padgett --
2.7. Intrinsic and extrinsic nature of the orbital angular momentum of a light beam /A.T. O'Neil, I. MacVicar, L. Allen and M.J. Padgett --
2.8. Spin and orbital angular momentum of photons /S.J. van Enk and G. Nienhuis --
2.9. Orbital angular momentum and nonparaxial light beams /S.M. Barnett and L. Allen --
2.10. Optical angular-momentum flux /S.M. Barnett --
3. Laboratory Beams Carrying Orbital Angular Momentum --
3.1. An experiment to observe the intensity and phase structure of Laguerre-Gaussian laser modes /M. Padgett, J. Arlt, N. Simpson and L. Allen --
3.2. Temporal and interference fringe analysis of TEM[subscript 01] laser modes /J.M. Vaughan and D.V. Willets --
3.3. Bistability and optical switching of spatial patterns in a laser /C. Tamm and C.O. Weiss --
3.4. Optical helices and spiral interference fringes /M. Harris, C.A. Hill and J.M. Vaughan --
3.5. Astigmatic laser mode converters and transfer of orbital angular momentum /M.W. Beijersbergen, L. Allen, H.E.L.O. van der Veen and J.P. Woerdman --
3.6. Observation of the dynamical inversion of the topological charge of an optical vortex /G. Molina-Terriza, J. Recolons, J.P. Torres, L. Torner and E.M. Wright --
3.7. Orbital angular momentum exchange in cylindrical-lens mode converters /M.J. Padgett and L. Allen --
3.8. Laser beams with screw dislocations in their wavefronts /V. Yu Bazhenov, M.V. Vasnetsov and M.S. Soskin --
3.9. Laser beams with phase singularities /N.R. Heckenberg, R. McDuff, C.P. Smith, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop and M.J. Wegener --
3.10. Topological charge and angular momentum of light beams carrying optical vortices /M.S. Soskin, V.N. Gorshkov, M.V. Vasnetsov, J.T. Malos and N.R. Heckenberg --
3.11. Helical-wavefront laser beams produced with a spiral phaseplate /M.W. Beijersbergen, R.P.C. Coerwinkel, M. Kristensen and J.P. Woerdman --
3.12. The generation of free-space Laguerre-Gaussian modes at millimetre-wave frequencies by use of a spiral phaseplate /G.A. Turnbull, D.A. Robertson, G.M. Smith, L. Allen and M.J. Padgett --
4. Optical Forces and Torques on Particles --
4.1. Observation of a single-beam gradient force optical trap for dielectric particles /A. Ashkin, J.M. Dziedzic, J.E. Bjorkholm and S. Chu --
4.2. Direct observation of transfer of angular momentum to absorptive particles from a laser beam with a phase singularity /H. He, M.E.J. Friese, N.R. Heckenberg and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop --
4.3. Optical angular-momentum transfer to trapped absorbing particles /M.E.J. Friese, J. Enger, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop and N.R. Heckenberg --
4.4. Mechanical equivalence of spin and orbital angular momentum of light: an optical spanner. N.B. Simpson, K. Dholakia, L. Allen and M.J. Padgett --
5. Optical Forces and Torques on Atoms --
5.1. Atom dynamics in multiple laguerre-Gaussian beams /L. Allen, M. Babiker, W.K. Lai and V.E. Lembessis --
5.2. Selection rules and centre-of-mass motion of ultracold atoms /S.J. van Enk --
5.3. Optical pumping of orbital angular momentum of light in cold cesium atoms /J.W.R. Tabosa and D.V. Petrov --
6. Rotational Frequency Shifts --
6.1. Angular Doppler effect /B.A. Garetz --
6.2. Doppler effect induced by rotating lenses /G. Nienhuis --
6.3. Poincare-sphere equivalent for light beams containing orbital angular momentum /M.J. Padgett and J. Courtial --
6.4. Rotational frequency shift /I. Bialynicki-Birula and Z. Bialynicka-Birula --
6.5. Azimuthal Doppler shift in light beams with orbital angular momentum /L. Allen, M. Babiker and W.L. Power --
6.6. Rotational frequency shift of a light beam. J. Courtial, D.A. Robertson, K. Dholakia, L. Allen and M.J. Padgett --
7. Angular Momentum in Nonlinear Optics --
7.1. Second-harmonic generation and the conservation of orbital angular momentum with high-order Laguerre-Gaussian modes /J. Courtial, K. Dholakia, L. Allen and M.J. Padgett --
7.2. Optical solitons carrying orbital angular momentum /W.J. Firth and D.V. Skryabin --
7.3. Integer and fractional angular momentum borne on self-trapped necklace-ring beams /M. Soljacic and M. Segev --
8. Entanglement of Angular Momentum --
8.1. Entanglement of the orbital angular momentum states of photons /A. Mair, A. Vaziri, G. Weihs and A. Zeilinger --
8.2. Two-photon entanglement of orbital angular momentum states /S. Franke-Arnold, S.M. Barnett, M.J. Padgett and L. Allen --
8.3. Measuring the orbital angular momentum of a single photon /J. Leach, M.J. Padgett, S.M. Barnett, S. Franke-Arnold and J. Courtial.
Responsibility: [edited by] L. Allen, Stephen M. Barnett, Miles J. Padgett.


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