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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2007
  • pp: 866–881

Finite-element model for three-dimensional optical scattering problems

Xiuhong Wei, Arthur J.H. Wachters, and H. Paul Urbach  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 24, Issue 3, pp. 866-881 (2007)

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We present a three-dimensional model based on the finite-element method for solving the time-harmonic Maxwell equation in optics. It applies to isotropic or anisotropic dielectrics and metals and to many configurations such as an isolated scatterer in a multilayer, bi-gratings, and crystals. We discuss the application of the model to near-field optical recording.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(210.4770) Optical data storage : Optical recording
(240.7040) Optics at surfaces : Tunneling
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: December 1, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 16, 2006
Published: February 14, 2007

Xiuhong Wei, Arthur J. Wachters, and H. Paul Urbach, "Finite-element model for three-dimensional optical scattering problems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 24, 866-881 (2007)

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