On optical vortex interactions with chiral matter

Andrews, D L, Davila Romero, L C and Babiker, M (2004) On optical vortex interactions with chiral matter. Optics Communications, 237 (1-3). pp. 133-139.

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We examine the possibility that optical vortices should offer a controllable specificity in their interactions with chiral matter, associated with orbital angular momentum transfer. By explicit analysis of the grounds for chiroptical behaviour, we establish that the helicity of optical vortices cannot engage through any parametric or non-parametric optical process with the chirality of a molecular system, other than through intrinsic photon spin.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
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Depositing User: Rachel Smith
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2010 14:30
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2020 23:45
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/10694
DOI: 10.1016/j.optcom.2004.03.093

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