Computational Methods for Electromagnetic and Optical Systems  book cover
2nd Edition

Computational Methods for Electromagnetic and Optical Systems

ISBN 9781138116290
Published May 31, 2017 by CRC Press
432 Pages - 298 B/W Illustrations

SAVE ~ $17.39
was $86.95
USD $69.56

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

The current rapid and complex advancement applications of electromagnetic (EM) and optical systems calls for a much needed update on the computational methods currently in use. Completely revised and reflecting ten years of develoments, this second edition of the bestselling Computational Methods for Electromagnetic and Optical Systems provides the update so desperately needed in this field.

Offering a wealth of new material, this second edition begins with scalar wave propagation and analysis techniques, chiral and metamaterials, and photonic band gap structures. It examines Pontying vector and stored energy, as well as energy, group, and phase velocities; reviews k-space state variable formation with applications to anistropic planar systems; and presents full-field rigorous coupled wave analysis of planar diffraction gratings with applications to H-mode, E-mode, crossed gratings, single and multilayered diffraction grating analysis, and diffraction from anistropic gratings.

Later chapters highlight spectral techniques and RCWA as applied to the analysis of dynamic wave-mixing in PR materials with induced transmission and reflection gratings and demonstrate the RCWA algorithm to analyze cylindrical and spherical systems using circular, bipolar cylindrical, and spherical coordinates. The book concludes with several RCWA computational case studies involving scattering from spatially inhomogeneous eccentric circular cylinders, solved in bipolar coordinates. Many of these examples apply the complex Poynting theorem or the forwardscattering (optical) theorem to validate numerical solutions by verifying power conservation.

Using common computational tools such as Fortran, MATLAB, COMSOL, and RSOFT, the text offers numerous examples to illuminate the material, many of which employ a full-field vector approach to analyze and solve Maxwell’s equations in anisotropic media where a standard wave equation approach is intractable. Designed to introduce novel spectral computational techniques, the book demonstrates the application of these methods to analyze a variety of EM and optical systems.

Table of Contents

Mathematical Preliminaries
Scalar EM Beam Propagation in Inhomogeneous Media
EM Wave Propagation in Linear Media
Spectral State Variable Formulation for Planar Systems
Planar Diffraction Gratings
Application of RCWA to Analysis of Induced Photorefractive Gratings
Rigorous Coupled Wave Analysis of Inhomogeneous
Rigorous Coupled Wave Analysis of Inhomogeneous Bipolar Cylindrical Systems
Bipolar Coordinate RCWA Computational Examples and Case Studies

View More


Praise for the First Edition

"...a small but formidable book which rigorously sets out the basic theory, provides useful illustrative problems and directs the reader to relevant further reading from the excellent reference lists. The book is directed towards graduate students and researchers but selected sections would provide valuable undergraduate teaching material. It is the type of wide-ranging reference book that will find its way onto many bookshelves and, over the years, will become well-worn from frequent use.", 2001

Support Material


  • Instructor Resources

    To gain access to the instructor resources for this title, please visit the Instructor Resources Download Hub.

    You will be prompted to fill out a regist