Numerical Analysis Seminar

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Date, time & place Tuesday 16:30 - 18:00 002Room #002 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Organizer(s) Norikazu Saito, Takahito Kashiwabara


17:30-18:30   Online
Andreas Rathsfeld (Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics)
Analysis of the Scattering Matrix Algorithm (RCWA) for Diffraction by Periodic Surface Structures (English)
[ Abstract ]
The scattering matrix algorithm is a popular numerical method for the diffraction of optical waves by periodic surfaces. The computational domain is divided into horizontal slices and, by a clever recursion, an approximated operator, mapping incoming into outgoing waves, is obtained. Combining this with numerical schemes inside the slices, methods like RCWA and FMM have been designed.
The key for the analysis is the scattering problem with special radiation conditions for inhomogeneous cover materials. If the numerical scheme inside the slices is the FEM, then the scattering matrix algorithm is nothing else than a clever version of a domain decomposition method.
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