Nanoparticle lattices with bases: Fourier modal method and dipole approximation

Ilia M. Fradkin, Sergey A. Dyakov, Nikolay A. Gippius

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The utilization of periodic structures such as photonic crystals and metasurfaces is common for light manipulation at nanoscales. One of the most widely used computational approaches to consider them and design effective optical devices is the Fourier modal method (FMM) based on Fourier decomposition of electromagnetic fields. Nevertheless, calculating periodic structures with small inclusions is often a difficult task since they induce lots of high-k∥ harmonics that should be taken into account. In this paper, we consider small-particle lattices with bases (complex unit cells) and construct their scattering matrices via discrete dipole approximation. Afterwards, these matrices are implemented in FMM for consideration of complicated layered structures. We show the performance of the proposed hybrid approach by its application to a lattice, which routes left and right circularly polarized incident light to guided modes propagating in opposite directions. We also demonstrate its precision by spectra comparison with finite-element method calculations. The high speed and precision of this approach enable the calculation of angle-dependent spectra with very high resolution in a reasonable time, which allows resolving narrow lines unobservable by other methods.

Original languageEnglish
Article number045432
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2020


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