Radiation Pressure Effects on the Surface of a Mirror
This paper briefly considers the radiation pressure effects on the surfaces of two media both of which are used to approximate a mirror. In each case the medium occupies a half-space from 0 to -∞ on the z axis. The other half-space is occupied by a vacuum. The first case, that of a perfect conductor, has been discussed recently1. The second model — a simple plasma in the high frequency limit — is discussed here.
KeywordsReflection Coefficient Paper Briefly Maxwell Stress Perfect Conductor High Frequency Limit
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