The Fourier modal method equipped with the concept of adaptive spatial resolution (FMMASR) is shown to be naturally more stable than the classical Fourier modal method toward spurious modes that appear with metallic structures. It is demonstrated that this stability can be further improved by reformulating the eigenvalue problem of the FMMASR.
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Original Manuscript: June 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2009
Published: September 10, 2009
B. Guizal, H. Yala, and D. Felbacq, "Reformulation of the eigenvalue problem in the Fourier modal method with spatial adaptive resolution," Opt. Lett. 34, 2790-2792 (2009)