Series expressions for the net radiation force and torque for a spherical particle illuminated by an arbitrarily defined monochromatic beam are derived utilizing the spherical-particle/arbitrary-beam interaction theory developed in an earlier paper. Calculations of net force and torque are presented for a 5-μm-diam water droplet in air optically levitated by a tightly focused (2 μm beam waist diameter) TEM00-mode argon-ion (λ=0.5145 μm) laser beam for on and off propagation axis, and on and off structural resonance conditions. Several features of these theoretical results are related to corresponding experimental observations.
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