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16 February 2011 Raman optical activity by light with spin and orbital angular momentum
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Proceedings Volume 7950, Complex Light and Optical Forces V; 79500H (2011)
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2011, San Francisco, California, United States
We experimentally investigate Raman optical activity in the scattering of light with spin and orbital angular momentum. Varying combinations of spin and orbital angular momentum of light, associated with circular polarization and the helical phase structure of Laguerre-Gaussian modes, respectively, are generated by transforming a cylindrical vector beam into a circular polarized Laguerre-Gaussian mode. Raman back scattered light of a circular polarized Laguerre-Gaussian beam propagating along the optic axis of a c-cut uniaxial birefringent quartz sample is collected with a spectrometer. The resulting Stokes shifted spectra is analyzed and discussed in relation to traditional Raman optical activity.
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Giovanni Milione, Jeff Secor, Greg Michel, Stefan Evans, and Robert R. Alfano "Raman optical activity by light with spin and orbital angular momentum", Proc. SPIE 7950, Complex Light and Optical Forces V, 79500H (16 February 2011);


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