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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1999
  • pp: 976–985

Oscillations of a water droplet illuminated by a linearly polarized laser pulse

I. Brevik and R. Kluge  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 6, pp. 976-985 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.16.000976


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Abstract

A wave optical calculation is made of the distortion of a micrometer-sized water droplet illuminated by a short laser pulse (duration, 0.4 µs). First we find electromagnetic surface forces, assuming that the surface is at rest; thereafter we find the distortion by using the linearized Navier–Stokes equation. We illustrate the motion as a function of time, up to 22 µs after passage of the pulse. This study generalizes the earlier one of Lai [J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 2430 (1989)] to the case of linear polarization and is in reasonable agreement with the experiment of ZhangChang [Opt. Lett. 13, 916 (1988)].

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

Citation
I. Brevik and R. Kluge, "Oscillations of a water droplet illuminated by a linearly polarized laser pulse," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 976-985 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-16-6-976

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