Twisted ribbon carousels in random, three-dimensional optical fields

Isaac Freund

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The instantaneous electric vector in a random three-dimensional optical field is shown to generate twisted ribbon carousels that spin about their axes. The ribbons can be right or left handed and can unwind and rewind in time, changing their handedness during an optical cycle. Analytical formulas describing this behavior are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5905-5908
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number21
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2020

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