Song, Xianlin; Wei, Jianshuang; Teng, Ao & Zhao, Aojie


“Axial optical chain (optical bottle beams) beams are widely used in optical micromanipulation, atom trapping, guiding and binding of microparticles and biological cells, etc. However, the generation of axial optical chain beams are not very flexible at present, and its important characteristics such as periodicity and phase shift cannot be easily regulated. Here, we propose a holographic method to achieve the axial optical chain beams with controllable periodicity and phase. A double annular phase diagram is generated based on the gratings and lenses algorithms. The beam incident to the double annular slits was tilted from the optical axis to produce concentric double annular beams. The annular beam with different radius will produce the zero-order Bessel beam with different axial wave vector. Axial optical chain beams is produced by interference of two zero-order Bessel beams with different axial wave vectors. The phase and periodicity of the axial optical chain beams can be changed by changing the initial phase difference and radius of the double annular slits of the double annular phase diagram, respectively. The feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed method are demonstrated by theoretical numerical analysis and experiments. This method will further expand the application of axial optical chain beams in optical tweezers, optical modulation and other fields.”

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Publication: Optics Express
Issue/Year: Optics Express, Volume 29; Number 11; Pages 17304; 2021
DOI: 10.1364/oe.421852