Optical torques align and rotate microscopic wave plates

Friese, M. E. J., Nieminen, T. A., Rubinsztein-Dunlop, H. and Heckenberg, N. R. (1998). Optical torques align and rotate microscopic wave plates. In: Summaries of Papers Presented at the International Quantum Electronics Conference. Conference Edition. CLEO/IQEC98 (International Quantum Electronics ConfereCLEO/IQEC `98 (Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the International Quantum Electronics Conference), San Francisco, CA, (160-161). 3 -8 May 1998. doi:10.1109/IQEC.1998.680332


Author Friese, M. E. J.
Nieminen, T. A.
Rubinsztein-Dunlop, H.
Heckenberg, N. R.
Title of paper Optical torques align and rotate microscopic wave plates
Conference name CLEO/IQEC98 (International Quantum Electronics ConfereCLEO/IQEC `98 (Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the International Quantum Electronics Conference)
Conference location San Francisco, CA
Conference dates 3 -8 May 1998
Proceedings title Summaries of Papers Presented at the International Quantum Electronics Conference. Conference Edition
Journal name Technical Digest - European Quantum Electronics Conference
Place of Publication Piscataway, N.J.
Publisher IEEE
Publication Year 1998
DOI 10.1109/IQEC.1998.680332
Open Access Status
ISBN 1-55752-541-2
Start page 160
End page 161
Total pages 2
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The angular momentum carried by polarized light was first measured in 1936 by Richard Beth, who measured the tiny reaction torque due to the change in polarization of light on passage through a quartz wave plate. Using the modern single-beam gradient optical trap, we can observe the reaction torque on a birefringent particle on a microscopic scale, where the observable effects are several orders of magnitude greater. We used trapped calcite fragments dispersed in water in a single beam gradient trap
Subjects 020604 Quantum Optics
020502 Lasers and Quantum Electronics
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Published in: 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series Volume 7,(IEEE Cat. No.98CH36236) -- Conference code: QThB8

 
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