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We present a three-dimensional finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) algorithm to minimize the numerical dispersion error at preassigned angles. Filtering schemes are used to further optimize its frequency response for broad-band simulations. A stability analysis of the resulting FDTD algorithm is also provided. Numerical results show that the dispersion error around any preassigned angle can be reduced significantly in a broad range of frequencies with small computational overhead.
Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:51 , Issue: 3 )
Date of Publication: Mar 2003