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Optimum choice of basic functions for modeling light propagation through nanometer-sized structures
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Paper Abstract

A new approach to simulation of light propagation through structures with nanometer-sized features is presented. The approach is based on the use of plane waves covering a wide range of spatial frequencies. The advantages of great numerical efficiency and some conception problems connected with the application of fast Fourier transform to a non- uniform medium are considered. Vector field representation and Maxwell's boundary conditions treatment are discussed. The simulation model is used to represent the light distribution passing through a tapered part of a scanning near-field optical probe.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3791, Near-Field Optics: Physics, Devices, and Information Processing, (22 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363853
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Nikolay B. Voznesensky, St. Petersburg State Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3791:
Near-Field Optics: Physics, Devices, and Information Processing
Suganda Jutamulia; Motoichi Ohtsu; Toshimitsu Asakura, Editor(s)

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