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Spin control of macroscopic objects

Spin-dependent lateral optical forces, 100,000 times larger than those reported so far, can lead to displacements of centimetre-sized objects observable by the naked eye.

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Fig. 1: A polarization grating allows optical spin control of a macroscopic object.
Fig. 2: Linear momentum transfer and spin control of forces on a macroscopic object.


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Olmos-Trigo, J., Sáenz, J.J. Spin control of macroscopic objects. Nature Photon 12, 444–445 (2018).

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