Energy, linear momentum, and spin and orbital angular momenta of circularly polarized Laguerre-Gaussian wave-packets

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Abstract

We derive expressions for the energy, linear momentum, and angular momentum content of circularly polarized Laguerre-Gaussian wave-packets propagating in free space. The vectorial nature of the electromagnetic field is taken into account, and the various consequences of paraxial approximation, which is typically invoked in theoretical treatments of the Laguerre-Gaussian beams, are examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XVII
EditorsKishan Dholakia, Gabriel C. Spalding
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510637320
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
EventOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XVII 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Aug 24 2020Sep 4 2020

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume11463
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XVII 2020
CountryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period8/24/209/4/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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