Authors

A. Y. Savchenko; N. V. Tabiryan;B. Y. Zeldovich

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Phys. Rev. E

Keywords

OPTICAL FREEDERICKSZ TRANSITION; ORBITAL ANGULAR-MOMENTUM; LASER-RADIATION; CRYSTAL; REORIENTATION; NONLINEARITY; DEPENDENCE; PARTICLES; PHASE; MODES; Physics, Fluids & Plasmas; Physics, Mathematical

Abstract

Refraction or absorption of light results in the force and torque, i.e., transfer of momentum and angular momentum from light to the medium. In transversely inhomogeneous beams, the force per unit volume f may have curlf not equal 0 leading to flow or to nonthermal and nongravitational convection in liquids. The force and the torque in scattering systems are as strong as in absorbing materials and may allow one to carry out experiments avoiding thermal effects. Nonlinear optical response of liquid crystals due to this convection is discussed.

Journal Title

Physical Review E

Volume

56

Issue/Number

4

Publication Date

1-1-1997

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

4773

Last Page

4779

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1997YC32200126

ISSN

1063-651X

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