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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 332–337

Efficient implementation of B-spline modal method for lamellar gratings

Gérard Granet  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 332-337 (2014)

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The B-spline modal method (BMM) as applied to lamellar gratings analysis is revisited, and a new implementation is presented. The main difference with our previous work is that we now take into account discontinuities by putting a spline with a degenerate knot on them. Our new approach is compared with other implementations of the BMM and is shown to be superior in terms of numerical convergence.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.1755) Diffraction and gratings : Computational electromagnetic methods
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: October 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2013
Published: January 21, 2014

Gérard Granet, "Efficient implementation of B-spline modal method for lamellar gratings," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 332-337 (2014)

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