报告题目： Mechanical Effects of Light: Radiation Pressure, Photon Momentum, and the Lorentz Force Law. 光的力学效应：辐射压力，光子动量和洛伦兹力
报告人：Prof. Masud Mansuripur, College of Optical Sciences, The University of Arizona, Tucson
Masud Mansuripur教授，美国Rep. Prog. Phys.期刊主编，现任职于美国亚利桑那大学，光学科学学院。主要研究方向包括：光学数据记录、磁光学、光学材料制备与表征、薄膜光学、光衍射理论、大分子数据存储，以及与辐射压力和光子动量相关的科学问题。
Abstract: The rays of light carry energy as well as linear momentum and angular momentum. The latter properties are exploited in solar sails, optical tweezers, and micro/nano opto-mechanical motors and actuators. A fundamental characteristic of photons, their momentum inside material media, has been the subject of debate and controversy for more than a century. The so-called Abraham-Minkowski controversy involves theoretical arguments in conjunction with experimental tests to determine whether the vacuum photon momentum must be divided or multiplied by the refractive index of the host medium. Also, momentum conservation is intimately tied to the force law that specifies the rate of exchange of electromagnetic and mechanical momenta between light and matter. In this presentation, I will discuss the foundational postulates of the Maxwell-Lorentz theory of electrodynamics with the goal of clarifying the prevailing ambiguities and resolving the reigning controversies.
Speaker: Masud Mansuripur (PhD, 1981, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University) is Professor and Chair of Optical Data Storage at the College of Optical Sciences of the University of Arizona in Tucson. He is the author of "Introduction to Information Theory" (Prentice-Hall, 1987), "The Physical Principles of Magneto-Optical Recording" (Cambridge University Press, 1995), "Classical Optics and its Applications" (Cambridge University Press, 2002, second edition 2009, Japanese translation 2006 and 2012), and "Field, Force, Energy and Momentum in Classical Electrodynamics" (Bentham e-books 2011, second edition 2017). A Fellow of OSA and SPIE, he is the author or co-author of over 250 technical papers in the areas of optical data recording, magneto-optics, optical materials fabrication and characterization, thin film optics, diffraction theory, macromolecular data storage, and problems associated with radiation pressure and photon momentum.