Complex reflection and transmission coefficients from stackrt script and FDTD

    • xiaoli.tang
      Hi, I am simulating the complex reflection and transmission coefficiencts (ts, tp, rs, rp) use stackrt script and FDTD. They give different results. I am wonderting whether the two methods calculate them in the same way? Thanks.
    • Guilin Sun
      Ansys Employee

      It is normal that they are different, in particular the phase. This is because STACKRT is an analytical solution, and the phase is correct on the interface, whereas the FDTD is a discrete method, its excitation source and the monitors cannot be on the front and back surfaces. Therefore you first need to correct the propagation phases. Please refer this article 

      Please note that, due to discretization, the simulated phase has some errors compared to the theoretical values. therefore even with such compensation, the phase might still not be the same in simulation and STACK. But with finer mesh such error can be reduced. I would suggest strongly to compare the absolute values of the Fresnel's coefficients. 

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