Unified theory of optical force fields and its engineering applications

Project Details


The project aims at extending the recently developed mass-polariton theory of light to inhomogeneous materials like photonic crystals and metamaterials. This will enable theoretical analysis and simulations of optical forces in micro- and nanoscale structures and the eventual design of new optomechanical devices. We will also develop the quantum field formulation of the mass-polariton theory of the spin and orbital angular momenta of light. This project will provide a solid theoretical platform for further development of spin photonics of light. We will also contribute to the optomechanical measurement of the orbital angular momentum of light and to the theoretical design and simulations of experiments probing the field-medium dynamics resulting from various optical force components.
AcronymOptiForce - Partanen
Effective start/end date01/09/202231/08/2025

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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