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Rigorous coupled-wave analysis for two-dimensional gratings
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Rigorous Coupled-Wave Analysis for 2D gratings is reviewed. The main features of RCWA such as the Fourier expansion of the dielectric function in the grating area, solving the Maxwell equation inside the grating, the eigenvalue problem and the matching of the tangential fields at the interfaces are described. Key improvements of the theory, that allows the reduction of the work time by orders of magnitude, such as the reduction of the sue of the matrix for the eigenvalue problem are stressed. The computer code written based on this theory passed consistency tests and was checked against other computer codes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5972, Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies II, 59720Q (14 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.639735
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Petre Cătălin Logofătu, National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5972:
Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies II
Ovidiu Iancu; Adrian Manea; Paul Schiopu; Dan Cojoc, Editor(s)

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