Momentum of light scattered from collections of particles

Zhisong Tong, Olga Korotkova

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The angular dependence of the momentum flow of a polychromatic plane wave scattered from deterministic and random collections of particles is determined, within the occuracy of the first-order Born approximation, as a function of individual and collective properties of particles. The results are of importance for optimization of optical tweezers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number043835
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 20 2011


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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