Optically trapped microscopic particles in a perfect fractional vortex beam

Mingzhou Chen, Georgiy Tkachenko, Kishan Dholakia, Michael Mazilu

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We experimentally generated a perfect vortex beam with fractional topological charges. The local orbital angular momentum density in such beams was probed with an optical trapped microscopic particle.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2016
PublisherOSA - The Optical Society
ISBN (Print)9781943580194
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jul 21
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2016 - Rochester, United States
Duration: 2016 Oct 172016 Oct 21

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers


OtherFrontiers in Optics, FiO 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© OSA 2016.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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