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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 15, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1590–1595

Optically induced ordering in microparticle suspensions

Laurence E. Malley, Drew A. Pommet, and M. A. Fiddy  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 5, pp. 1590-1595 (1998)

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From fundamental concepts of electromagnetic theory a mathematical development on the forces between radiating bodies is presented. A method is developed that evaluates the stationary volume energy density as a function of particle separation. A rudimentary description of particle scattering yields data that correspond to the sinusoidally varying force that has been shown to act on particles under intense illumination as a function of their proximity.

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(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(350.4990) Other areas of optics : Particles

Laurence E. Malley, Drew A. Pommet, and M. A. Fiddy, "Optically induced ordering in microparticle suspensions," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 1590-1595 (1998)

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