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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4380–4389

FDTD scattered field formulation for scatterers in stratified dispersive media

Juuso Olkkonen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 4380-4389 (2010)

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We introduce a simple scattered field (SF) technique that enables finite difference time domain (FDTD) modeling of light scattering from dispersive objects residing in stratified dispersive media. The introduced SF technique is verified against the total field scattered field (TFSF) technique. As an application example, we study surface plasmon polariton enhanced light transmission through a 100nm wide slit in a silver film.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1220) Diffraction and gratings : Apertures
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(050.1755) Diffraction and gratings : Computational electromagnetic methods

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: January 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 2010
Published: February 17, 2010

Juuso Olkkonen, "FDTD scattered field formulation for scatterers in stratified dispersive media," Opt. Express 18, 4380-4389 (2010)

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