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**Pages: **112-116.

**Full text of article:** Russian language.

**Abstract:**

The analytical solution of diffraction of a nonparaxial Gaussian beam on a round cylinder is compared with a fast iterative calculation algorithm. The pressure forces are calculated, and the efficiency of optical capture of a circular dielectric cylinder is estimated using a Gaussian beam with sharp focusing for the two-dimensional case.

**Keywords**:

dielectric cylinder, Gaussian beam, diffraction.

**Citation**:

Kotlyar VV, Nalimov AG, Lichmanov MA. Calculation of light pressure on a round dielectric cylinder using a fast iterative algorithm and based on an analytical solution. Computer Optics 2005; 27: 112-116.

**Acknowledgements**:

This work was supported by the Russian-American program “Basic Research and Higher Education” (BRHE), grant CRDF RECSA-014-02 and the presidential grant NSh1007.2003.01.

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