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Applying Oblique Coordinates in the Method of Lines

By Stefan Helfert
Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 61, 271-278, 2006


Oblique coordinates are introduced into the method of lines. For the purpose of analysis, suitable equations are derived. The formulas are applied to compute the transmission in a waveguide device consisting of straight waveguides connected by a tilted one. Furthermore, the band structure of a hexagonal photonic bandgap structure was computed using these oblique coordinates.


Stefan Helfert, "Applying Oblique Coordinates in the Method of Lines," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 61, 271-278, 2006.


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