Finite-Difference Time-Domain Algorithm for Scattering from Plane-Wave Source

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A two-dimensional finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) algorithm is used to generate a total-field/scattered-field plane-wave source. The generated plane wave is in the transverse magnetic mode (TM). This Demonstration shows the time evolution of the nonzero field components , and ) of the electromagnetic wave.

Contributed by: Mircea Giloan and Robert Gutt (November 2017)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA




[1] T. Tan and M. Potter, "FDTD Discrete Planewave (FDTD-DPW) Formulation for a Perfectly Matched Source in TFSF Simulations," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 58(8), 2010 pp. 2641–2648. doi:10.1109/TAP.2010.2050446.

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