Reply to "comment on 'Theoretical analysis of the force on the end face of a nanofilament exerted by an outgoing light pulse'"

Masud Mansuripur, Armis R. Zakharian

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We respond to a Comment on our paper [Phys. Rev. A 80, 023823 (2009)10.1103/PhysRevA.80.023823], which appears to have stemmed from a misunderstanding of the various energy-momentum tensors of classical electrodynamics. It is shown that each stress tensor, when used in conjunction with the corresponding force-density and momentum-density expressions, yields results that are consistent with Maxwell's equations and with the conservation laws.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 21 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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