Description

New possibilities have recently emerged for producing optical beams with complex and intricate structures, and for the non-contact optical manipulation of matter. This book fully describes the electromagnetic theory, optical properties, methods and applications associated with this new technology. Detailed discussions are given of unique beam characteristics, such as optical vortices and other wavefront structures, the associated phase properties and photonic aspects, along with applications ranging from cold atom manipulation to optically driven micromachines. Features include: * Comprehensive and authoritative treatments of the latest research in this area of nanophotonics, written by the leading researchers * Accounts of numerous microfluidics, nanofabrication, quantum informatics and optical manipulation applications * Coverage that fully spans the subject area, from fundamental theory and simulations to experimental methods and results Graduate students and established researchers in academia, national laboratories and industry will find this book an invaluable guide to the latest technologies in this rapidly developing field.

Key Features

*Comprehensive and definitive source of the latest research in nanotechnology written by the leading people in the field *From theory to applications - all is presented in detail *Editor is Chair of the SPIE Nanotechnology Technical Group and is leading the way in generation and manipulation of complex beams

Readership

Researchers, optical engineers, bioengineers, nanotechnology scientists, graduate students

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Author Affiliations

Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction to Phase-Structured Electromagnetic Waves

1.1 INTRODUCTION

1.2 LAGUERRE–GAUSSIAN BEAMS AND ORBITAL ANGULAR MOMENTUM

1.3 BESSEL AND MATHIEU BEAMS

1.4 GENERAL SOLUTION OF THE WAVE EQUATION

1.5 CLASSICAL OR QUANTUM?

1.6 CREATING LAGUERRE–GAUSSIAN BEAMS WITH LENSES AND HOLOGRAMS

1.7 COHERENCE: SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL

1.8 TRANSFORMATIONS BETWEEN BASIS SETS

1.9 CONCLUSION

Chapter 2: Angular Momentum and Vortices in Optics

2.1 INTRODUCTION

2.2 CLASSICAL ANGULAR MOMENTUM OF FIELDS AND PARTICLES

2.3 SEPARATION OF RADIATIVE ANGULAR MOMENTUM IN L AND S

2.4 MULTIPOLE FIELDS AND THEIR VORTEX STRUCTURE

2.5 ANGULAR MOMENTUM OF MONOCHROMATIC PARAXIAL BEAMS

2.6 QUANTUM DESCRIPTION OF PARAXIAL BEAMS

2.7 NONMONOCHROMATIC PARAXIAL BEAM

2.8 OPERATOR DESCRIPTION OF CLASSICAL PARAXIAL BEAMS

2.9 DYNAMICS OF OPTICAL VORTICES

2.10 CONCLUSION

Chapter 3: Singular Optics and Phase Properties

3.1 FUNDAMENTAL PHASE SINGULARITIES

3.2 BEAMS WITH COMPOSITE VORTICES

3.3 NONINTEGER VORTEX BEAMS

3.4 PROPAGATION DYNAMICS

3.5 CONCLUSIONS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Chapter 4: Nanoscale Optics: Interparticle Forces

4.1 INTRODUCTION

4.2 QED DESCRIPTION OF OPTICALLY INDUCED PAIR FORCES

4.3 OVERVIEW OF APPLICATIONS

4.4 DISCUSSION

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Chapter 5: Near-Field Optical Micromanipulation

5.1 INTRODUCTION

5.2 THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR NEAR-FIELD TRAPPING

5.3 EXPERIMENTAL GUIDING AND TRAPPING OF PARTICLES IN THE NEAR FIELD

5.4 EMERGENT THEMES IN THE NEAR FIELD

5.5 CONCLUSIONS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Chapter 6: Holographic Optical Tweezers

6.1 BACKGROUND

6.2 EXAMPLE R

Details

No. of pages:
400
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080559667
Print ISBN:
9780123740274

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