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Measurement of Radio-Frequency Radiation Pressure: The Quest for a NEW SI Traceable Power Measurement

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Author(s)

Christopher L. Holloway, Alexandra B. Artusio-Glimpse, Ivan Ryger, John H. Lehman

Abstract

In the quest for a new SI traceable power measurement, we performed measurements of the radiation pressure of a radio-frequency (RF) electromagnetic field. There are several groups around the world investigating methods to perform more direct SI traceable measurement of RF power (where RF is defined to range from 100s of MHz to THz). A measurement of radiation pressure offers the possibility for a power measure traceable to the kilogram and to Planck's constant through the redefined SI. Towards this goal, we demonstrate the ability to measure the radiation pressure/force carried in a field at 15 GHz, 30 GHz, and 40 GHz.
Proceedings Title
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION ON ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC EUROPE 2018)
Conference Dates
August 26-31, 2018
Conference Location
Amsterdam, -1

Keywords

power measurements, radiation pressure, photon momentum

Citation

Holloway, C. , Artusio-Glimpse, A. , Ryger, I. and Lehman, J. (2018), Measurement of Radio-Frequency Radiation Pressure: The Quest for a NEW SI Traceable Power Measurement, INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION ON ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC EUROPE 2018), Amsterdam, -1, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=925571 (Accessed June 17, 2021)
Created August 27, 2018, Updated March 7, 2019