We demonstrate light induced nanoparticle shock waves forming in strongly scattering colloidal suspensions. The directional 'spear-shaped' waves allow writing concentration profiles, inducing phase transitions, and manipulating nanoparticle aggregates deep inside scattering media.
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E. GREENFIELD, M. Segev, and D. Christodoulides, "Optical Manipulation in Strongly Scattering Suspensions," in Frontiers in Optics 2012/Laser Science XXVIII, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper FTu4C.3.
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