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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1985
  • pp: 1814–1829

Radiation pressure on macroscopic bodies

P. Mulser  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 2, Issue 11, pp. 1814-1829 (1985)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.2.001814


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Abstract

The force exerted by a high-frequency electric field on a macroscopic body is calculated. Starting from total momentum conservation, a rigorous definition of radiation force density is given, and the relationship between a time-averaged Maxwellian stress tensor and radiation pressure is clarified. Formulas are presented for calculating the volume force density of the radiation-force term. It is further shown that all resonant wave–wave interactions of nonlinear optics, such as stimulated Brillouin and Raman scattering, are driven by radiation pressure. The limits of validity of the radiation-pressure concept are discussed.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 22, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: July 9, 1985
Published: November 1, 1985

Citation
P. Mulser, "Radiation pressure on macroscopic bodies," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 1814-1829 (1985)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-2-11-1814

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