Energy, linear momentum, and angular momentum exchange between an electromagnetic wave-packet and a small particle

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XV
EditorsGabriel C. Spalding, Kishan Dholakia
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510620179
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018
EventOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XV 2018 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 19 2018Aug 23 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10723
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XV 2018
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/19/188/23/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Mansuripur, M. (2018). Energy, linear momentum, and angular momentum exchange between an electromagnetic wave-packet and a small particle. In G. C. Spalding, & K. Dholakia (Eds.), Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XV [107230R] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 10723). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2322071