Radiation Pressure Effects on the Surface of a Mirror

  • P. Samphire
  • R. Loudon
  • M. Babiker
Conference paper


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.


Reflection Coefficient Paper Briefly Maxwell Stress Perfect Conductor High Frequency Limit 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Samphire
    • 1
  • R. Loudon
    • 1
  • M. Babiker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of EssexColchesterUK

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