Solar sails, optical tweezers, and other light-driven machines

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Abstract

Electromagnetic waves carry energy, linear momentum, and angular momentum. When light (or other electromagnetic radiation) interacts with material media, both energy and momentum are usually exchanged. The force and torque experienced by material bodies in their interactions with the electromagnetic field are such that the energy as well as the linear and angular momenta of the overall system (i.e., the system of field plus matter) are conserved. Radiation forces are now used routinely to trap and manipulate small objects such as glass or plastic micro-beads and biological cells, to drive micro- and nanomachines, and to contemplate interstellar travel with the aid of solar sails. We discuss the properties of the electromagnetic field that enable such wide-ranging applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8122
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
EventTribute to Joseph W. Goodman - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 21 2011Aug 22 2011

Other

OtherTribute to Joseph W. Goodman
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/21/118/22/11

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Solar sails
solar sails
Optical tweezers
Optical Tweezers
Angular momentum
Electromagnetic waves
Electromagnetic fields
Momentum
momentum
Angular Momentum
Electromagnetic Fields
interstellar travel
electromagnetic radiation
electromagnetic fields
angular momentum
Energy
Radiation
Torque
Plastics
Electromagnetic Wave

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. (2011). Solar sails, optical tweezers, and other light-driven machines. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 8122). [81220D] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.903613

Solar sails, optical tweezers, and other light-driven machines. / Mansuripur, Masud.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8122 2011. 81220D.

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

Mansuripur, M 2011, Solar sails, optical tweezers, and other light-driven machines. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 8122, 81220D, Tribute to Joseph W. Goodman, San Diego, CA, United States, 8/21/11. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.903613
Mansuripur M. Solar sails, optical tweezers, and other light-driven machines. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8122. 2011. 81220D https://doi.org/10.1117/12.903613
Mansuripur, Masud. / Solar sails, optical tweezers, and other light-driven machines. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 8122 2011.
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