The Angular Momentum of Light

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David L. Andrews, Mohamed Babiker
Cambridge University Press, 2013 - Science - 425 pages
Recent developments in the angular momentum of light present fresh challenges to long established concepts and pave the way for new and wide-ranging applications. The scope for structured light such as optical vortices, in particular, now extends from microfluidics to quantum information. This is the first comprehensive edited collection dealing with light carrying spin and orbital angular momentum, covering both fundamental and applied aspects. Written by internationally leading specialists, the chapters have been compiled to reflect the latest scientific progress and to address the multitude of theoretical, experimental and technical issues associated with this vibrant and exciting field. The volume is an authoritative reference for academic researchers and graduate students engaged in theoretical or experimental study of optical angular momentum and its applications. It will also benefit professionals in physics, optics and optical engineering, chemistry and biology.
 

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Contents

References
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University of Bristol HH Wills Physics Laboratory Tyndall Avenue Bristol
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Vector beams in free space
51
Optical beams with orbital angular momentum in nonlinear media
71
References
92
Ray optics wave optics and quantum mechanics
98
References
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References
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References
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University of York Department ofPhysics York YOIO 5DD
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Theory of atoms in twisted light
284
An experimentalists introduction to orbital angular momentum
314
Measurement of lights orbital angular momentum
330
Macquarie University Faculty of Science Dept of Physics and Astronomy C5 C350 Level
350
Efficient generation of optical twisters using helicoconical beams
352
Selfsimilar modes of coherent diffusion with orbital angular momentum
365

A Aiello
161
Spinorbit interactions of light in isotropic media
174
The Australian National University Nonlinear Physics Centre Research School of Physics
179
Quantum electrodynamics angular momentum and chirality
246
Quantum entanglement of orbital angular momentum
385
Index
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David L. Andrews is Professor of Chemical Physics at the University of East Anglia where he leads theoretical research on fundamental photonics and molecular energy transport. He is a Fellow of the SPIE, the Institute of Physics and of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Mohamed Babiker is Professor of Physics at the University of York and has previously held this role at the University of Essex. Professor Babiker has been researching light beams with orbital angular momentum for the past twenty years.

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