S4 : A free electromagnetic solver for layered periodic structures

Published: 01-10-2012| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/y2dy8skf9d.1
Victor Liu,
Shanhui Fan


This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018) Abstract We describe S4, a free implementation of the Fourier modal method (FMM), which has also been commonly referred to as rigorous coupled wave analysis (RCWA), for simulating electromagnetic propagation through 3D structures with 2D periodicity. We detail design aspects that allow S4 to be a flexible platform for these types of simulations. In particular, we highlight the ability to select different FMM formulations, user scripting, and extensibility of program capabilities for eigenmode computat... Title of program: S4 Catalogue Id: AEMO_v1_0 Nature of problem Time-harmonic electromagnetism in layered bi-periodic structures. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data AEMO_v1_0; S4; 10.1016/j.cpc.2012.04.026