We obtain the optical response of a multilayered system in which the interfaces have a common periodicity but arbitrary shape by extending a published method previously restricted to interfaces with identical profiles [ J. Opt. Soc. Am. 72, 839 ( 1982)]. Numerical comparisons with other modeling results for grating systems are presented that show the effectiveness of the new method.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 7, 1994
Revised Manuscript: March 15, 1995
Manuscript Accepted: March 20, 1995
Published: August 1, 1995
T. W. Preist, N. P. K. Cotter, and J. R. Sambles, "Periodic multilayer gratings of arbitrary shape," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 12, 1740-1748 (1995)