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  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2008
  • pp: 394–399

Improved method for computing of light–matter interaction in multilayer corrugated structures

Alexander V. Korovin  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 2, pp. 394-399 (2008)

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An improved method for the calculation of light–matter interaction that appears with the light propagation through multilayer periodically corrugated structures consisting of any dielectric or absorptive media is reported. The method is based on the differential formalism for a system of Maxwell’s equations when the boundary conditions are simplified by the introduction of a curvilinear nonorthogonal coordinate system. The solution for electromagnetic fields was written in the form of the superposition of partial plane waves. The obtained method essentially reduces computation time and increases accuracy compared with the Chandezon method. For a numerical demonstration of the proposed method, calculation of long-range surface plasmon polaritons was performed. The presented method can be enhanced for calculations of light propagation through thin absorptive films with various periodic profiles at both film interfaces.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: May 22, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2007
Published: January 18, 2008

Alexander V. Korovin, "Improved method for computing of light-matter interaction in multilayer corrugated structures," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 394-399 (2008)

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