Interaction of Light with Subwavelength Structures

Masud Mansuripur, Armis R. Zakharian and Jerome V. Moloney

When a light field interacts with structures that have complex geometric features comparable in size to the wavelength of the light, it is not permissible to invoke the assumptions of the classical diffraction theory, which simplify the problem and allow for approximate solutions. For such cases, direct numerical solutions of the governing equations are sought through approximating the continuous time and space derivatives by the appropriate difference operators.

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Interaction of Light with Subwavelength Structures

Masud Mansuripur, Armis R. Zakharian and Jerome V. Moloney

When a light field interacts with structures that have complex geometric features comparable in size to the wavelength of the light, it is not permissible to invoke the assumptions of the classical diffraction theory, which simplify the problem and allow for approximate solutions. For such cases, direct numerical solutions of the governing equations are sought through approximating the continuous time and space derivatives by the appropriate difference operators.

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Publish Date: 01 March 2003


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