## Discrete-dipole approximation for periodic targets: theory and tests

JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 11, pp. 2693-2703 (2008)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.25.002693

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### Abstract

The discrete-dipole approximation (DDA) is a powerful method for calculating absorption and scattering by targets that have sizes smaller than or comparable to the wavelength of the incident radiation. The DDA can be extended to targets that are singly or doubly periodic. We generalize the scattering amplitude matrix and the

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**OCIS Codes**

(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics

(050.1755) Diffraction and gratings : Computational electromagnetic methods

(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

**ToC Category:**

Diffraction and Gratings

**History**

Original Manuscript: June 24, 2008

Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2008

Published: October 14, 2008

**Citation**

Bruce T. Draine and Piotr J. Flatau, "Discrete-dipole approximation for periodic targets: theory and tests," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A **25**, 2693-2703 (2008)

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