Numerical analysis of a slit-groove diffraction problem

M. Besbes, J. P. Hugonin, P. Lalanne, S. van Haver, O. T.A. Janssen, A. M. Nugrowati, M. Xu, S. F. Pereira, H. P. Urbach, A. S. van de Nes, P. Bienstman, G. Granet, A. Moreau, S. Helfert, M. Sukharev, T. Seideman, F. I. Baida, B. Guizal, D. Van Labeke

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We present a comparison among several fully-vectorial methods applied to a basic scattering problem governed by the physics of the electromagnetic interaction between subwavelength apertures in a metal film. The modelled structure represents a slit-groove scattering problem in a silver film deposited on a glass substrate. The benchmarked methods, all of which use in-house developed software, include a broad range of fully-vectorial approaches from finite-element methods, volume-integral methods, and finite-difference time domain methods, to various types of modal methods based on different expansion techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number07022
JournalJournal of the European Optical Society
StatePublished - Jul 27 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Computational nanophotonics
  • Numerical methods in electromagnetism
  • Plasmonics
  • Surface-plasmon-polariton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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