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Please Join us for a Talk Entitled: Let's Twist Again: Coupling Large Optical Angular Momentum to a Small Torsional Oscillator. With Mishkatul Bhattacharya of RIT
Contributed by Jill Ackerman on 04/28/2013
Physics Spring Seminar Series Tuesday, April 30 12:10 CNS 204
Please Join us for a Talk Entitled:
Let's Twist Again: Coupling Large Optical Angular Momentum to a Small Torsional Oscillator. With Mishkatul Bhattacharya of RIT
Angular momentum is responsible for several striking and counter-intuitive phenomena in physics, including toys such as the tippe-top and the rattleback. Recently, it has been found that optical beams can carry more angular momentum than realized previously. In this talk, I will describe our recent proposal to use optical angular momentum to spin nanomechanical rotors. An application to rotational sensing will be briefly discussed.
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