A numerical implementation and generalized conservation properties of a formulation for calculating wave propagation through stacked gratings comprising metallic and dielectric cylinders are presented. The basic formulation of the method was given in a companion paper [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A. <b>17</b>, 2165 (2000)]. Here, details of the numerical implementation of the method are discussed and are illustrated for the ensemble average of a strongly scattering structure with refractive index and radius disorder. Also presented are a comprehensive treatment of energy conservation and generalized phase relations, as well as reciprocity.
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(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics
Lindsay C. Botten, Nicolae-Alexandru P. Nicorovici, Ara A. Asatryan, Ross C. McPhedran, C. Martijn de Sterke, and Peter A. Robinson, "Formulation for electromagnetic scattering and propagation through grating stacks of metallic and dielectric cylinders for photonic crystal calculations. Part II. Properties and implementation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 17, 2177-2190 (2000)