Observation of Light Scattering from Oriented Non-Spherical Particles Using Optical Levitation

  • A. Ashkin
  • J. M. Dziedzic


The optical levitation technique has been used to assemble spheroids and other non-spherical particles of simple shape. These particles are held at fixed orientation in laser beams where their light scattering properties can be studied.


Light Scattering Radiation Pressure Field Scattering Fixed Orientation Radiation Pressure Force 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Ashkin
    • 1
  • J. M. Dziedzic
    • 1
  1. 1.Bell Telephone LaboratoriesHolmdelUSA

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