The photophoretic force is described by a comprehensive model containing aspects of both the optical local-field and gas-dynamic properties. It is shown that the model is in good agreement with detailed experimental data and provides a new means for measuring optical constants of microparticles.
© 1985 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 10, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: March 11, 1985
Published: June 1, 1985
A. B. Pluchino and S. Arnold, "Comprehensive model of the photophoretic force on a spherical microparticle," Opt. Lett. 10, 261-263 (1985)