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Regular pyramid array in RCWA

    • Handon Um
      Subscriber

      When there exists distance between pyramid structure and RCWA boundary, the result shows reasonable reflectance.
      But, when the RCWA boundary get closes to the pyramid structure and there is no distance between them, the result shows larger than 1.

      I set the same number of relative inferfaces for each cases and the only difference between them is x,y  span of RCWA.
      So I think accuracy is not a problem.

      How can I resolve the issue?

    • Amrita Pati
      Ansys Employee

      Hi Handon,

      I would not expect both the structures to have the same response as the unit cell geometry is different in each case (for ex. the periodicity of the two geometries is different). But the second graph is clearly not accurate. It is possible that the structure needs more k-vectors to obtain convergence. I would ask you to increase the number of k-vectors (max number of ku and kv vectors in the Solver tab of RCWA) and see if you see any improvements. 

      Regards,
      Amrita

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