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  • Vol. 72, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1982
  • pp: 1084–1089

Analysis of gratings by the beam-propagation method

D. Yevick and L. Thylén  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 72, Issue 8, pp. 1084-1089 (1982)

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We demonstrate that the beam-propagation method can be employed to calculate the electric-field amplitude inside and outside a grating structure excited by an arbitrary incident field. We establish the accuracy of the method by comparing our results for constant-period gratings with results obtained from other theoretical methods. Subsequently, we analyze thick-focusing gratings with the beam-propagation method.

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D. Yevick and L. Thylén, "Analysis of gratings by the beam-propagation method," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 72, 1084-1089 (1982)

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