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Title: Characterization of a tunable, single-beam ponderomotive-optical trap

Abstract

The generation and numerical and optical characterization of a single-beam, ponderomotive-optical trap are discussed. A novel segmented wave-plate technique is described, and experimental results of the trap formation are presented. Several methods to tune the traps are discussed, including techniques to realize a bright trap for dark-seeking electrons. The effects of non-Gaussian incident beams and beams with phase aberrations on trap formation are also described. (c) 2000 Optical Society of America.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Laboratory for Laser Energetics and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, 250 East River Road, Rochester, New York 14623-1299 (United States)
  2. Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, 250 East River Road, Rochester, New York 14623-1299 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20216307
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of the Optical Society of America. Part B, Optical Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 17; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 0740-3224
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; LASER RADIATION; TRAPS; PONDEROMOTIVE FORCE; TRAPPED ELECTRONS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; THEORETICAL DATA

Citation Formats

Chaloupka, J. L., and Meyerhofer, D. D. Characterization of a tunable, single-beam ponderomotive-optical trap. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1364/JOSAB.17.000713.
Chaloupka, J. L., & Meyerhofer, D. D. Characterization of a tunable, single-beam ponderomotive-optical trap. United States. doi:10.1364/JOSAB.17.000713.
Chaloupka, J. L., and Meyerhofer, D. D. Mon . "Characterization of a tunable, single-beam ponderomotive-optical trap". United States. doi:10.1364/JOSAB.17.000713.
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title = {Characterization of a tunable, single-beam ponderomotive-optical trap},
author = {Chaloupka, J. L. and Meyerhofer, D. D.},
abstractNote = {The generation and numerical and optical characterization of a single-beam, ponderomotive-optical trap are discussed. A novel segmented wave-plate technique is described, and experimental results of the trap formation are presented. Several methods to tune the traps are discussed, including techniques to realize a bright trap for dark-seeking electrons. The effects of non-Gaussian incident beams and beams with phase aberrations on trap formation are also described. (c) 2000 Optical Society of America.},
doi = {10.1364/JOSAB.17.000713},
journal = {Journal of the Optical Society of America. Part B, Optical Physics},
issn = {0740-3224},
number = 5,
volume = 17,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}