Not just energy, but momentum and angular momentum too: Mechanical effects in scattering

T. A. Nieminen, A. B. Stilgoe, N. R. Heckenberg, H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop

Abstract


We review the transport and transfer of momentum and angular momentum by electromagnetic waves, and applications of the mechanical effects of scattering.

Keywords


Light scattering; optical force; optical torque

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1478/C1V89S1P010