Issue No. 06 - November/December (2003 vol. 5)
Aramais R. Zakharian , University of Arizona
Jerome V. Moloney , University of Arizona
Masud Mansuripur , University of Arizona
<p>Plane-wave expansion methods for classical diffraction theory equations, coupled with the direct numerical solution of Maxwell's equations using local grid refinement and the finite-difference time-domain method, help us reliably simulate an optical system's macroscopic and subwavelength components.</p>
FDTD, grid refinement, optical disk, data storage
J. V. Moloney, A. R. Zakharian and M. Mansuripur, "Simulating Near-Field Effects in High-Density Optical-Disk Data Storage," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 5, no. , pp. 15-21, 2003.