Ray-traced simulation of radiation pressure for optical lift

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dc.contributor.advisor Geigel, Joe en_US
dc.contributor.author Peterson, Timothy
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-15T16:40:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-15T16:40:38Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/15262
dc.description.abstract When light refracts at a surface, it changes the direction and intensity of the light rays. By Newton's 3rd law, this process imparts a small momentum to the object. This effect can be exploited to manipulate very small objects, by carefully selecting the shape and optical properties of the object. This thesis describes a computational model based on the laws of physics to determine the forces and torques resulting from light interacting with a hemicylindrical particle. This model has been successfully used to predict for the first time a phenomenon called optical lift.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Optical lift en_US
dc.subject Photon mapping en_US
dc.subject Radiation pressure en_US
dc.subject Ray tracing en_US
dc.subject Simulation en_US
dc.subject.lcc QC406 .P48 2012
dc.subject.lcsh Physical optics
dc.subject.lcsh Refraction
dc.subject.lcsh Light
dc.title Ray-traced simulation of radiation pressure for optical lift
dc.type Thesis
dc.description.college B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
dc.description.department Department of Computer Science

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