Experimental observations of highly absorbing spherical carbon particles trapped in the beam of a Nd: YAG laser are presented. The physical mechanism believed responsible is discussed along with possible application and implications of this phenomenon.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 16, 1982
Published: June 15, 1983
Antonino B. Pluchino, "Radiometric levitation of spherical carbon aerosol particles using a Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Opt. 22, 1861-1866 (1983)