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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 9 — Apr. 27, 2009
  • pp: 7269–7274

Fourier factorization with complex polarization bases in modeling optics of discontinuous bi-periodic structures

Roman Antos  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 9, pp. 7269-7274 (2009)

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The coupled wave theory dealing with optics of discontinuous two-dimensional (2D) periodic structures is reformulated by using Fourier factorization with complex polarization bases, which is a generalized implementation of the fast Fourier factorization rules. The modified approach yields considerably improved convergence properties, as shown on an example of a 2D quartz grating. The method can also be applied to the calculation of 2D photonic band structures or nonperiodic cylindrical devices, and can be generalized to elements with arbitrary cross-sections.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(050.1755) Diffraction and gratings : Computational electromagnetic methods

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: March 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 10, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 16, 2009
Published: April 17, 2009

Roman Antos, "Fourier factorization with complex polarization bases in modeling optics of discontinuous bi-periodic structures," Opt. Express 17, 7269-7274 (2009)

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