A dimensionality reduction technique for 2D scattering problems in photonics

Alyona Ivanova, Remco Stoffer, Manfred Hammer

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    This paper describes a simulation method for 2D frequency domain scattering problems in photonics. The technique reduces the spatial dimensionality of the problem by means of global, continuous mode expansion combined with a variational formalism; the resulting equations are solved using a finite element method. Transparent influx boundary conditions and perfectly matched layers are employed at the computational window boundaries. Numerical examples validate the method.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)035502
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of optics
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • EWI-19263
    • optical scattering
    • variational methods
    • IR-73014
    • Numerical modelling
    • METIS-276748
    • Integrated Optics

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