Computation of Optical Force on Nanoparticles Using Locally Non-Orthogonal Overlapping Yee FDTD Method

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In this paper, a locally non-orthogonal overlapping Yee (OY) FDTD method is proposed in order to accurately calculates the optical force on dielectric and dispersive nanoparticles. It extends our previous work to geometries with sharp corners and dispersive materials. In addition to consistently achieving the smallest errors in comparison to the standard FDTD method, the OY approach is a stable non-orthogonal FDTD method that attains second-order convergence when sharp corners are present.

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J. Liu, M. Brio and J. Moloney, "Computation of Optical Force on Nanoparticles Using Locally Non-Orthogonal Overlapping Yee FDTD Method," Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications, Vol. 4 No. 11, 2012, pp. 452-456. doi: 10.4236/jemaa.2012.411063.

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