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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2009
  • pp: 2216–2218

Versatile full-vectorial finite element model for crossed gratings

Guillaume Demésy, Frédéric Zolla, André Nicolet, and Mireille Commandré  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 14, pp. 2216-2218 (2009)

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We demonstrate the accuracy of the finite-element method to calculate the diffraction efficiencies of an arbitrarily shaped crossed grating in a multilayered stack illuminated by an arbitrarily polarized plane wave under oblique incidence. The method has been validated by using classical cases found in the literature. Finally, to illustrate the independence of our method with respect to the shape of the diffractive object, we present the global energy balance resulting from the diffraction of a plane wave by a lossy thin torus crossed grating.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(050.1755) Diffraction and gratings : Computational electromagnetic methods
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: May 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 9, 2009
Published: July 14, 2009

Guillaume Demésy, Frédéric Zolla, André Nicolet, and Mireille Commandré, "Versatile full-vectorial finite element model for crossed gratings," Opt. Lett. 34, 2216-2218 (2009)

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