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Structured Light by Linking Diffraction-Resistant Spatially Shaped Beams

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Zamboni-Rached, Michel [1, 2] ; Recami, Erasmo [3, 4, 2] ; Vieira, Tarcio A. [5] ; Gesualdi, Marcos R. R. [5] ; Nobre-Pereira, Jessyca [2]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Toronto, Toronto, ON - Canada
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, DECOM FEEC, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] INFN Sez Milano, Milan - Italy
[4] Univ Statale Bergamo, Fac Ingn, Bergamo - Italy
[5] Fed Univ ABC, CECS, Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: PHYSICAL REVIEW APPLIED; v. 10, n. 3 SEP 12 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1

We present a theoretical method, together with its experimental confirmation, to obtain structures of light by connecting diffraction-resistant cylindrical beams of finite lengths and different radii. The resulting ``LEGO-like beams{''} can assume, on demand, various unprecedent spatial configurations. We also experimentally generate some of them using a computational holographic technique and a spatial light modulator. Our method of linking together various pieces of light can find applications in all fields where structured light beams are needed, in particular, optical tweezers (e.g., for biological manipulations), optical guiding of atoms, control of orbital angular momentum of light, holography, lithography, nonlinear optics, and interaction of electromagnetic radiation with Bose-Einstein condensates, besides, in general, the field of localized waves (nondiffracting beams and pulses). (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/19131-6 - Instrumentation and optoelectronic systems based holographic techniques and nondiffracting optical beams
Grantee:Marcos Roberto da Rocha Gesualdi
Support type: Regular Research Grants
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