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Radiation Force And Torque On A Stratified Sphere Levitated In The Circularly Polarized Tem81 Mode Laser Beam
Author(s): Soo Chang; Sang Soo Lee
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Paper Abstract

The radiation force on a sphere illuminated by the TEM81 mode laser beam was ray-optically treated by Roosen, Louvent and Slanskyl, and Kim and Lee2 developed a theory of radiation force on a homogeneous sphere in the Hermite-Gaussian mode laser beam by using the incident field, of which the expression is an exact solution of the wave equation. The radiation torque on a sphere in the circularly polarized plane electromagnetic field was theoretically worked out by Marston and Crichton3 and Chang and Lee 4 derived the formulas of radiation torque on a homogeneous sphere levitated in the circularly polarized TEM00 mode laser beam. However, for a stratified sphere illuminated by the focused TEMoi mode laser beam a further development of the formulas of radiation force and torque is required and the light scattering theory by a stratified sphere needs to be extended.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0813, Optics and the Information Age, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967245
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Soo Chang, Hannam University (Korea)
Sang Soo Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0813:
Optics and the Information Age

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