Optohydrodynamics of soft fluid interfaces: optical and viscous nonlinear effects.

@article{Chraibi2010OptohydrodynamicsOS,
  title={Optohydrodynamics of soft fluid interfaces: optical and viscous nonlinear effects.},
  author={Hamza Chraibi and Didier Lasseux and Rkgis Wunenburger and Eric Arquis and J. P. Delville},
  journal={The European physical journal. E, Soft matter},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={43-52}
}
Recent experimental developments showed that the use of the radiation pressure, induced by a continuous laser wave, to control fluid-fluid interface deformations at the microscale, represents a very promising alternative to electric or magnetic actuation. In this article, we solve numerically the dynamics and steady state of the fluid interface under the effects of buoyancy, capillarity, optical radiation pressure and viscous stress. A precise quantitative validation is shown by comparison with… CONTINUE READING