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Architecting new diffraction-resistant light structures and their possible applications in atom guidance

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Author(s):
Pachon, E. G. P. ; Zamboni-Rached, M. ; Dorrah, A. H. ; Mojahedi, Mo ; Gesualdi, M. R. R. ; Cabrera, G. G.
Total Authors: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Optics Express; v. 24, n. 22, p. 25403-25408, OCT 31 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 11
Abstract

In this work we extend the so called frozen wave method in order to obtain new diffraction resistant light structures that can be shaped on demand, with possible applications in atom guidance. The resulting beams and the corresponding optical dipole potentials exhibit a strong resistance to diffraction effects and their longitudinal and transverse intensity patterns can be chosen a priori. Besides the theoretical development, we also present the experimental confirmation of our approach; specifically, by generating three different beam profiles using a spatial light modulator that is addressed by a computer-generated hologram. In addition to its many potential applications in atom guiding, the method developed here can also lead to many new developments in optics and photonics in general. (C) 2016 Optical Society of America (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/26444-8 - Exotic light: space-time modelling of localized beams and pulses with orbital angular momentum for applications in photonics, optical communications and optical atom guiding
Grantee:Michel Zamboni Rached
Support type: Regular Research Grants