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Energy, linear momentum, and angular momentum exchange between an electromagnetic wave-packet and a small particle
Author(s): Masud Mansuripur
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Paper Abstract

Invoking Maxwell’s classical electrodynamics in conjunction with expressions for the electromagnetic (EM) energy, momentum, force, and torque, we use a few simple examples to demonstrate the nature of linear and angular momentum exchange between a wave-packet and a small spherical particle. The linear and angular momenta of the EM field, when absorbed by the particle, will be seen to elicit different responses from the particle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2018
PDF: 23 pages
Proc. SPIE 10723, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XV, 107230R (7 September 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2322071
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Masud Mansuripur, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10723:
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XV
Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding, Editor(s)

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