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2D Models

2 parallel Wires

Issues: Electrostatics, Comparison MMP - MAS - MoM - Mirror charge - Analytic, Automatic pole generation, Adaptive pole setting

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Aluminum wire at optical frequencies

Issues: Complex eigenvalue search, Waves on lossy wires, SNOM, Animated display of the eigenvalue search function (2D plot of the complex plane)

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Elliptical particle scattering

Issues: Definition of an elliptical cross section, complex origin multipole and Bessel expansions

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Sinusoidal grating

Issues: Mistake in the original MaX-1 tutorial, computation of the efficiencies of gratings, scaling of Rayleigh expansions and plane waves

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Band structure of a perfect photonic crystal (2D), square lattice

Issues: Periodic structure, Real eigenvalue search, Photonic crystals, Animated display of the eigenvalue search function, Advanced eigenvalue search function definition, Fictitious excitations for eigenvalue problems, Eigenvalue estimation and tracing.

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Band structure of perfect photonic crystals (2D), advanced modeling by J. Smajic

Issues: Periodic structure, Evaluation of the periodic constants for non-rectangular grids, Real eigenvalue search, Photonic crystals, Advanced eigenvalue search function definition, Fictitious excitations for eigenvalue problems, Eigenvalue estimation and tracing, plotting composite functions.

3D Axisymmetric Models

Scattering at a PEC sphere

Issues: 3D MMP modeling, symmetry planes, axisymmetric models, OpenGL graphics, field representation on the surface of 3D objects.

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Laser beam illumination of a metallic sphere

Issues: 3D MMP modeling, adapting existing models, laser beam.

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Scattering at a PEC torus

Issues: 3D MMP modeling, ring multipoles, symmetry planes, axisymmetric models.

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Scattering at dielectric lenses

Issues: 3D MMP modeling, converting 2D models into axi-symmetric 3D models, OpenGL movies, obtaining copies of 3D objects, ring multipoles, symmetry planes, axisymmetric models.

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Elliptical particle scattering

Issues: Definition of an elliptical cross section, complex origin multipole and Bessel expansions

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Last update 3. 2. 2006