Twisted Photons: Applications of Light with Orbital Angular Momentum

EditorJuan P. Torres, Lluis Torner

Hardcover | March 14, 2011

Twisted Photons: Applications of Light with Orbital Angular Momentum by Juan P. Torres
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This book deals with applications in several areas of science and technology that make use of light which carries orbital angular momentum. In most practical scenarios, the angular momentum can be decomposed into two independent contributions: the spin angular momentum and the orbital angular momentum. The orbital contribution affords a fundamentally new degree of freedom, with fascinating and wide-spread applications. Unlike spin angular momentum, which is associated with the polarization of light, the orbital angular momentum arises as a consequence of the spatial distribution of the intensity and phase of an optical field, even down to the single photon limit. Researchers have begun to appreciate its implications for our understanding of the ways in which light and matter can interact, and its practical potential in different areas of science and technology.
Juan P. Torres is one of the group leaders of ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona, Spain, where he conducts research in nonlinear and quantum optics. He also holds a position as associate professor at the Technical University of Catalonia where he teaches in photonics and electrical engineering. Professor Torres obtain...
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Title:Twisted Photons: Applications of Light with Orbital Angular MomentumFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:288 pages, 9.7 X 6.9 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 9.7 X 6.9 X 0.75 inPublished:March 14, 2011Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3527409076

ISBN - 13:9783527409075

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