Structure and scaling of helical modes of light

Steven Sundbeck, Ilya Gruzberg, David G. Grier

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    Modes of light that contain topological defects such as screw dislocations can be focused into optical traps with interesting and useful properties. The way in which the intensity distribution within helical modes of light varies with topological charge is discussed, and new scaling predictions for their radial profiles that are consistent with experimental observations are introduced.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)477-479
    Number of pages3
    JournalOptics Letters
    Issue number5
    StatePublished - Mar 1 2005

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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