Nonzero transverse energy flow, which describes phenomenon in which the energy flux of localized light propagates in a plane perpendicular to the optical axis, has attracted enormous interest recently due to its useful application in micromanipulation. We show that the appearance of transverse energy flow in the focal plane of an aplanatic high numerical aperture focusing system is possible. We demonstrate our approach by specially tailoring the input state of polarization. Calculations reveal that number of transverse energy flow rings is controllable and depend on azimuthal index of the input field, thereby giving rise to tunable manipulating locations in optical trapping.
- Diffractive optics
- Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
- Optical vortices