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rippling in Transmission plot

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    • sagar
      Bbp_participant

      I am calculating Reflection and transmission under the plane wave source excitation and using periodic boundary conditions, and I can see ripping in the transmission plot.

      I have added fine mesh also and placed the monitor at a sufficient distance from the top and bottom layer PLM. I tried increasing PML layer also. And FDTD simulation status is also 2, means simulation time is sufficient but still the rippling effect is there. 

    • Guilin Sun
      Ansys Employee

      Ripples can be due to different causes. In addition to PML layers, distances, and autoshutoff min as you mentioned, PML type also plays a role.  It seems this is a grating-like periodic device. If so please check the largest diffraction angle.If the differaction angle is very large, common PML settings are not sufficient to suppress reflection from PML, and at the extreme case where differaction angle is 90 deg, eveything will be reflected back 100% in theory. 

      You can use visualizer to roughly check the diffraction by use of 10 by 10 periods. You can also use grating analysis to get the exact diffraction angles: Diffraction grating – Ansys Optics

      Please note that sometimes much smaller autoshutoff min is required to remove the ripples.

       

      Please try those two suggestions.

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