EMUstack: An open source route to insightful electromagnetic computation via the Bloch mode scattering matrix method

Published: 01-05-2016| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/8xx55bmf66.1
Björn C.P. Sturmberg,
Kokou B. Dossou,
Felix J. Lawrence,
Christopher G. Poulton,
Ross C. McPhedran,
C. Martijn de Sterke,
Lindsay C. Botten


This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018) Abstract We describe EMUstack, an open-source implementation of the Scattering Matrix Method (SMM) for solving field problems in layered media. The fields inside nanostructured layers are described in terms of Bloch modes that are found using the Finite Element Method (FEM). Direct access to these modes allows the physical intuition of thin film optics to be extended to complex structures. The combination of the SMM and the FEM makes EMUstack ideally suited for studying lossy, high-index contrast stru... Title of program: EMUstack Catalogue Id: AEZI_v1_0 Nature of problem Time-harmonic electrodynamics in layered media. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data AEZI_v1_0; EMUstack; 10.1016/j.cpc.2015.12.022