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Longitudinal force and torque exerted on a circular waveguide by rotating eigenmodes
Author(s): Amit Mizrahi; Moshe Horowitz; Levi Schächter
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Paper Abstract

It is demonstrated that waveguide eigenmodes with a rotating phase may exert a longitudinal force, positive or negative, as well as a torque on the guiding structure or part of it. A general formulation of the linear and angular momentum currents flowing in the waveguide is given. Several examples are considered, including a lossy dielectric cylinder bounded inside a hollow waveguide, and a lossy dielectric fiber. The results of this study may be used for a novel type of light driven rotating machines.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7038, Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation V, 70381U (29 August 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.794556
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Amit Mizrahi, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
Moshe Horowitz, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
Levi Schächter, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7038:
Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation V
Kishan Dholakia; Gabriel C. Spalding, Editor(s)

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