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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
San Jose, California United States
May 6-11, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-943-5
Optomechanics and Optofluidics (QW3E)

Light-Induced Shock Waves in Dense Colloidal Suspensions

Elad Greenfield, Mordechai Segev, Ramy El-Ganainy, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides  »View Author Affiliations


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We demonstrate theoretically and experimentally gradient-force induced nanoparticle shock waves forming in dense colloidal suspensions. These 'spear-shaped' wavefronts allow locally concentrating and transporting masses of particles in the fluid.

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OCIS Codes
(290.1990) Scattering : Diffusion
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

E. Greenfield, M. Segev, R. El-Ganainy, and D. N. Christodoulides, "Light-Induced Shock Waves in Dense Colloidal Suspensions," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper QW3E.2.

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