Optical spin and orbital angular momentum effects in multiple Laguerre-Gaussian beams

M. Babiker*, K. Koksal, V. E. Lembessis, J. Yuan

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The physics arising from the orbital angular momentum (OAM) as a significant property of twisted light is enhanced considerably when combined with optical spin. The superposition of multiple beams involving twisted light in any desired geometry can in principle be generated in the laboratory, giving rise to optical fields that are rich in both total amplitude and total phase. Their effects on the dynamics of atoms immersed in them as well as the exchange of angular momentum in their interactions with matter are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)953
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event10th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics, META 2019 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 23 Jul 201926 Jul 2019

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