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Equivalence of total force (and torque) for two formulations of the Lorentz law
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Paper Abstract

Two formulations of the Lorentz law of force in classical electrodynamics yield identical results for the total force (and total torque) of radiation on a solid object. The object may be surrounded by the free space or immersed in a transparent dielectric medium such as a liquid. We discuss the relation between these two formulations and extend the proof of their equivalence to the case of solid objects immersed in a transparent medium.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2006
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6326, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation III, 63260G (5 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.680066
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Masud Mansuripur, College of Optical Sciences/The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Armis R. Zakharian, College of Optical Sciences/The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Jerome V. Moloney, College of Optical Sciences/The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6326:
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation III
Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding, Editor(s)

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