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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1995
  • pp: 1680–1686

Optical levitation of spheres: analytical development and numerical computations of the force equations

R. C. Gauthier and S. Wallace  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 12, Issue 9, pp. 1680-1686 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.12.001680


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Abstract

The force that is produced from the momentum change of a stream of photons incident upon micrometer-sized spheres is developed from a ray-optic model. The resulting force component expressions, axial and radial with respect to the photon stream center and incident direction, are in a form that makes them suitable for computer modeling of the levitation phenomena. Simulated results presented are in excellent agreement with published experimental observations.

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R. C. Gauthier and S. Wallace, "Optical levitation of spheres: analytical development and numerical computations of the force equations," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 1680-1686 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-12-9-1680


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