Radiation pressure and photon momentum in negative-index media

Masud Mansuripur, Armis R. Zakharian

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Abstract

Radiation pressure and photon momentum in negative-index media are no different than their counterparts in ordinary (positive-index) materials. This is because the parameters responsible for these properties are the admittance √ε/μ and the group refractive index ng of the material (both positive entities), and not the phase refractive index n = √εμ, which is negative in negative-index media. One approach to investigating the exchange of momentum between electromagnetic waves and material media is via the Doppler shift phenomenon. In this paper we use the Doppler shift to arrive at an expression for the radiation pressure on a mirror submerged in a negative-index medium. In preparation for the analysis, we investigate the phenomenon of Doppler shift in various settings, and show the conditions under which a so-called "inverse" Doppler shift could occur. We also argue that a recent observation of the inverse Doppler shift upon reflection from a negative-index medium cannot be correct, because it violates the conservation laws.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8455
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
EventMetamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications V - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 12 2012Aug 16 2012

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OtherMetamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications V
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/12/128/16/12

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Doppler Shift
Doppler effect
radiation pressure
Momentum
Photon
Photons
Radiation
momentum
shift
photons
Refractive Index
Refractive index
refractivity
Violate
electrical impedance
conservation laws
Electromagnetic Wave
Electromagnetic waves
Conservation Laws
Conservation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Mansuripur, M., & Zakharian, A. R. (2012). Radiation pressure and photon momentum in negative-index media. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8455). [845511] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.930113

Radiation pressure and photon momentum in negative-index media. / Mansuripur, Masud; Zakharian, Armis R.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8455 2012. 845511.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mansuripur, M & Zakharian, AR 2012, Radiation pressure and photon momentum in negative-index media. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 8455, 845511, Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications V, San Diego, CA, United States, 8/12/12. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.930113
Mansuripur M, Zakharian AR. Radiation pressure and photon momentum in negative-index media. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8455. 2012. 845511 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.930113
Mansuripur, Masud ; Zakharian, Armis R. / Radiation pressure and photon momentum in negative-index media. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8455 2012.
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