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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1765–1767

Scattering-matrix propagation algorithm in full-vectorial optics of multilayer grating structures

Mark Auslender and Shlomo Hava  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 21, pp. 1765-1767 (1996)

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The scattering of an electromagnetic plane wave incident upon an inhomogeneous multilayer structure is considered in symbolic form. In this framework a scattering-matrix propagation algorithm that decouples recurrences for backward- and forward-scattered wave amplitudes is developed. By construction the scattering-matrix solution procedure is stable against increase of truncation order and depths and number of layers, irrespective of numerical implementation. For grating structures a numerical study using Fourier-transform discretization is performed. In this implementation the convergence issue for TM polarization is recapitulated.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 26, 1996
Published: November 1, 1996

Mark Auslender and Shlomo Hava, "Scattering-matrix propagation algorithm in full-vectorial optics of multilayer grating structures," Opt. Lett. 21, 1765-1767 (1996)

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