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written by Nathan Clayburn and Dominic Ryan
In this experiment we study light with orbital angular momentum. Circularly polarized light possesses spin angular momentum, analogous to Earth's rotation about its axis. Orbital angular momentum (OAM) of light is analogous to Earth's orbit around the Sun, with a structure explained below. We will generate beams with OAM by passing laser light through specially designed diffraction gratings. By constructing an interferometer and interfering the OAM beam with a reference plane wave, we can determine the magnitude and direction of the beam's orbital angular momentum.
2011 AAPT Summer Meeting
Part of the Advanced and Intermediate Laboratories Workshops - W35 series
Omaha, Nebraska: July 30 - August 3, 2011
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Optics
- General
- Interference
= Gratings
- Modern Optics
= Lasers
- Polarization
= Circular Polarization
- Intermediate Undergraduate
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= Laboratory
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OAM, Orbital angular momentum of light
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N. Clayburn and D. Ryan, presented at the 2011 AAPT Summer Meeting, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11689&DocID=2566).
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N. Clayburn and D. Ryan, Investigation of Vortex Light Produced by Diffraction Gratings presented at the 2011 AAPT Summer Meeting, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11689&DocID=2566>.
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Clayburn, N., & Ryan, D. (2011, July 30 - August 3). Investigation of Vortex Light Produced by Diffraction Gratings. Paper presented at 2011 AAPT Summer Meeting, Omaha, Nebraska. Retrieved August 27, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11689&DocID=2566
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Clayburn, Nathan, and Dominic Ryan. "Investigation of Vortex Light Produced by Diffraction Gratings." Paper presented at the 2011 AAPT Summer Meeting, Omaha, Nebraska, July 30 - August 3, 2011. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11689&DocID=2566 (accessed 27 August 2014).
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Clayburn, Nathan, and Dominic Ryan. "Investigation of Vortex Light Produced by Diffraction Gratings." 2011 AAPT Summer Meeting. Omaha, Nebraska: 2011. of Advanced and Intermediate Laboratories Workshops - W35. 27 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11689&DocID=2566>.
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