• Fernando J. S. Moreira
  • Aluizio Prata Jr


Diffraction gratings, diffractive-optics devices, vector diffraction theory


A vector diffraction formulation for the analysis of perfectly conducting gratings of finite width and thickness is presented. The grating is assumed to have a finite number of infinitely-long arbitrarily-shaped grooves, and is illuminated by an arbitrary plane wave. Electric and magnetic field integral equations are used to solve, exactly (in a numerical sense), the corresponding TM and TE electromagnetic problems. The capability of the formulation is demonstrated by analyzing and optimizing a grating-type polarizer with non-identical triangular grooves.


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How to Cite

Fernando J. S. Moreira, & Aluizio Prata Jr. (1999). VECTOR-DIFFRACTION ANALYSIS OF FINITE PERFECTLY CONDUCTING GRATINGS WITH ARBITRARY PROFILES. Journal of Microwaves, Optoelectronics and Electromagnetic Applications (JMOe), 1(5), 1–13. Retrieved from



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