On the use of the method of moments in plasmonic applications
Article first published online: 21 MAY 2011
Copyright 2011 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 46, Issue 5, October 2011
How to Cite
2011), On the use of the method of moments in plasmonic applications, Radio Sci., 46, RS0E02, doi:10.1029/2010RS004582., , , and (
- Issue published online: 21 MAY 2011
- Article first published online: 21 MAY 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 MAR 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 28 FEB 2011
- Manuscript Received: 30 NOV 2010
- computational electromagnetics;
- method of moments;
 In the last 40 years the method of moments (MOM) has been a cornerstone in the field of computational electromagnetics. Traditionally, this method has been used to solve integral equations formulated for antennas and other components in the microwave frequency range and below. In this paper, the application of MOM in the field of plasmonics is briefly reviewed. First, existing literature is referenced. Then the differences with the classical implementations are pointed out. Finally, its applicability, advantages, and disadvantages are discussed. This is done by comparing it with a numerical finite difference time domain solver well-known in the plasmonics research community for a number of example structures. It is shown that also at these higher frequencies, namely in the IR and optical range, MOM is a very powerful technique.