Comparison of electrostatic and photon pressure force references at the nanonewton level
Gordon Shaw, John A. Kramar, Paul Williams, Matthew Spidell, Richard Mirin, Julian Stirling
This work describes a comparison between nanonewton force references derived from an electrostatic force balance and photon pressure force from calibrated laser optical power in the 1 watt range. The NIST Electrostatic Force Balance (EFB) is used to measure photon pressure force in the 10 nanonewton range from the reflection of a laser from a III-V semiconductor high-reflectivity Distributed Bragg Reflector (DBR) mirror. This work establishes a link between mass, force and laser power within the International System of Units (SI).
, Kramar, J.
, Williams, P.
, Spidell, M.
, Mirin, R.
and Stirling, J.
Comparison of electrostatic and photon pressure force references at the nanonewton level, Measurement Science & Technology, [online], https://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1681-7575/aaf9c2, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=922358
(Accessed May 10, 2021)