, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 57-60,
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Date: 31 Aug 2012

Computational models for new fiber optic tweezers


This paper discusses the calculation of the trapping forces in optical tweezers using a combination of the finite differences time domain (FDTD) method and the Lorentz force on electric dipoles. The results of 2D simulations of the trapping of a circular particle by a waveguide with a circular tip are presented and discussed.

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