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

Masud Mansuripur, Armis R. Zakharian, Jerome V. Moloney

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation III
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation III - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 13 2006Aug 17 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6326
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation III
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/13/068/17/06

Keywords

  • Lorentz force
  • Optical trapping
  • Optical tweezers
  • Radiation pressure

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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