Light's orbital angular momentum

Padgett, M. , Courtial, J. and Allen, L. (2004) Light's orbital angular momentum. Physics Today, 57(5), pp. 35-40. (doi:10.1063/1.1768672)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1768672

Abstract

The realization that light beams can have quantized orbital angular momentum in addition to spin angular momentum has led, in recent years, to novel experiments in quantum mechanics and new methods for manipulating microparticles.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Courtial, Dr Johannes and Padgett, Professor Miles and Allen, Prof Leslie
Authors: Padgett, M., Courtial, J., and Allen, L.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physics Today
Publisher:American Institute of Physics
ISSN:0031-9228
ISSN (Online):1945-0699

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