3 November 2016 A novel wavefront-based algorithm for numerical simulation of quasi-optical systems
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A novel wavefront-based algorithm for the beam simulation of both reflective and refractive optics in a complicated quasi-optical system is proposed. The algorithm can be regarded as the extension to the conventional Physical Optics algorithm to handle dielectrics. Internal reflections are modeled in an accurate fashion, and coating and flossy materials can be treated in a straightforward manner. A parallel implementation of the algorithm has been developed and numerical examples show that the algorithm yields sufficient accuracy by comparing with experimental results, while the computational complexity is much less than the full-wave methods. The algorithm offers an alternative approach to the modeling of quasi-optical systems in addition to the Geometrical Optics modeling and full-wave methods.
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Xiaoling Zhang, Zheng Lou, Jie Hu, Kangmin Zhou, Yingxi Zuo, Shengcai Shi, "A novel wavefront-based algorithm for numerical simulation of quasi-optical systems", Proc. SPIE 10030, Infrared, Millimeter-Wave, and Terahertz Technologies IV, 100301I (3 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2245088; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2245088


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