An improved least squares method is presented to calculate transmission spectra for periodic layers of spheres. Spherical waves are used in unit cells containing spheres. The method does not require the evaluation of lattice sums.
© 2010 The Optical Society
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1755) Diffraction and gratings : Computational electromagnetic methods
H. Xie and Y. Y. Lu, "Improved Least Squares Method for Analyzing Layers of Spheres," in Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nanophotonics and Photonics in Switching, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper IMD3.
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