We demonstrate symbiotic dynamics of light and nano-particles suspended in liquid. Light-force varies the local particle density, modifies the fluid properties (surface-tension, viscosity), inducing motion/rotation in the fluid, causing synergetic nonlinear-dynamics of light and fluid.
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C. Rotschild, M. Saraf, A. Barak, R. El-Ganainy, E. Lifshitz, D. Christodoulides, and M. Segev, "Complex Nonlinear Opto-Fluidity," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FME2.
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