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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2012
  • pp: 855–866

Generalized Mie theory of optical forces

Alessandro Salandrino, Shima Fardad, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 4, pp. 855-866 (2012)

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The theory of optical forces on spherical scatterers is here generalized to arbitrary incident fields. The interaction between spherical harmonics of different order, and the degree and azimuthal parity, is studied in detail. The resulting force from all the contributing components is presented in analytical form. A further generalization of this formulation to nonspherical scatterers is also discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

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Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: October 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 8, 2012
Published: March 30, 2012

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Alessandro Salandrino, Shima Fardad, and Demetrios N. Christodoulides, "Generalized Mie theory of optical forces," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 855-866 (2012)

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