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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1983
  • pp: 1861–1866

Radiometric levitation of spherical carbon aerosol particles using a Nd:YAG laser

Antonino B. Pluchino  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 12, pp. 1861-1866 (1983)

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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)

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