Observation of the angular momentum transfer in the Mie regime using Mathieu beams

C. López-Mariscal, J. C. Gutiérrez-Vega, V. Garcés-Chávez, K. Dholakia

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We observe the orbital motion of particles in the Mie regime as they are trapped within the multiringed transverse field of a rotating Helical Mathieu light beam. The observed motion results as angular momentum is transferred to the particles from the orbital component of this novel light beam. Mathieu Beams present nondiffracting features within a limited distace are suitable for a variety of applications in optical manipulation where guiding and rotation of particles is required. Dynamic variables of the motion of the particles such as angular velocity and acceleration are measured and compared to the theoretical predictions from numerical simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number59301U
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation II - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2005 Jul 312005 Aug 4

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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