Journal of Russian Laser Research

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 207–212 | Cite as

Atom Manipulations by Enhanced Quadrupole Interaction

  • S. Al-AwfiEmail author


We develop a theory that leads to the explanation of the atom manipulations due to active quadrupole interaction of twisted light with atoms at near-resonance frequencies. We demonstrate that the total mechanical effects of active quadrupole interaction on atoms just gives a rotational motion in the case of the configuration of a two counter-propagating beams. Typical parameters are assumed to determine both dissipative and quadrupole forces to obtain the trajectories for an atom.


quadrupole interaction twisted light quadrupole force 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsTaibah UniversityMedinaSaudi Arabia

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