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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 3 — Jan. 31, 2011
  • pp: 2466–2475

Discrete dipole approximation for time-domain computation of optical forces on magnetodielectric scatterers

Patrick C. Chaumet, Kamal Belkebir, and Adel Rahmani  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 2466-2475 (2011)

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We present a general approach, based on the discrete dipole approximation (DDA), for the computation of the exchange of momentum between light and a magnetodielectric, three-dimensional object with arbitrary geometry and linear permittivity and permeability tensors in time domain. The method can handle objects with an arbitrary shape, including objects with dispersive dielectric and/or magnetic material responses.

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OCIS Codes
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Optical Trapping and Manipulation

Original Manuscript: June 3, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 13, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2010
Published: January 25, 2011

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Patrick C. Chaumet, Kamal Belkebir, and Adel Rahmani, "Discrete dipole approximation for time-domain computation of optical forces on magnetodielectric scatterers," Opt. Express 19, 2466-2475 (2011)

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