Thought experiments that shed light on the nature of optical linear and angular momenta

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Abstract

Invoking tools and techniques from elementary theories of classical electrodynamics and special relativity, we analyze some of the thought experiments that have contributed substantively to the conceptual development and understanding of the linear and angular momenta of light.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XVI
EditorsKishan Dholakia, Gabriel C. Spalding
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510628595
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
EventOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XVI 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2019Aug 15 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume11083
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceOptical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XVI 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/11/198/15/19

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. (2019). Thought experiments that shed light on the nature of optical linear and angular momenta. In K. Dholakia, & G. C. Spalding (Eds.), Optical Trapping and Optical Micromanipulation XVI [110831Y] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 11083). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2529901