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### IFDDA

## Idiot Friendly-Discrete Dipole Approximation## Rigorous three-dimensional electromagnetic diffraction calculation code |

#### version 0.9.18 : IF-DDA : object in free space

#### version 0.8.4 : IF-DDAM : object in a multilayer

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** **__ Introduction__

__Introduction__

IF-DDA is a numerical tool for solving the electromagnetic scattering
problem in three dimensions. IF-DDA is based on the DDA (discrete
dipole approximation) which is a volume-integral equation method. The
DDA (also referred to as the coupled dipole method) was originally
proposed by by Purcell and Pennypacker where the object under study is
discretized into a set of small subunits and the field at each subunit
position is computed through a self consistent equation. Then the
diffracted field can be computed easily.
This method can be used to arbitrarily shaped, inhomogeneous,
anisotropic particles. The radiation condition is automatically
satisfied, because the Green's function satisfies the radiation
condition. The computation is confined to the volume of the scatterer,
hence this method does not need any PML (perfect matching layer).
IF-DDA has a very friendly guide user interface where many particles
(cuboid, sphere, ellipsoid, many spheres,...), beams (plane wave,
Gaussian wave, multiple plane waves,...) are accessible with a
drop-down menu. The studies are selected with the mouse:

For details on the DDA, please refer to:

P. C. Chaumet, The Discrete Dipole Approximation : a review, Mathematics 10 , 3049 (2022).

For details of the IFDDA code, please refer to:

P. C. Chaumet, D. Sentenac, G. Maire, M. Rasedujjaman, T. Zhang and A. Sentenac, IFDDA, an easy-to-use code for simulating the field scattered by 3D inhomogeneous objects in a stratified medium: tutorial, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 38 , 1841 (2021).

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The figure (left) below shows, how the beam and the object are
chosen. First of all the power and the waist (or diameter for the
laser beam) are fixed and then with the drop-down menu you choose the
beam (linear or circular plane wave, Gaussian wave, antenna, many
planes waves or arbitrary beam). Then you chose the object with the
drop-down menu (sphere, cuboid, cylinder, ellipsoid, inhomogeneous
sphere, concentric spheres, multiple spheres or arbitrary object) and
in clicking "Props" you fix the characteristics of the object (size)
and with "epsilon" and "iso" you choose the values of the permittivity
and if it is anisotrope. Discretization fixes the number of layer used
to represent the object. The figure on the right permits to choose the
study asked.

Then we can use matlab or the graphical interface of the code to see the results. With the graphical interface, see below on right, we chose the results to see and the cut and then a figure appears (as below left).

To get more images you can use this
link.

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P. C. Chaumet, A. Sentenac, Aix-Marseille University (France).

D. Sentenac, Università di Pisa (Italy).

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The reader can find more details on the code with the user guide in
English or in French.

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You should uncompressed the file with tar -xvzf cdm-x.x.x.tgz for
IF-DDA or tar -xvzf cdmsurf-x.x.x.tgz for IF-DDAM. A readme or install
is given in the tar file. Please read it to install the code on linux
system. Note that the code can be installed on windows system (it can
be tricky to install FFTW on the windows system, see
www.fftw.org/install/windows for details.

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email: patrick.chaumet@fresnel.fr

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Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA
4.0)

You are free to:

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

- - Cross section (Extinction, scattering, absorption)
- - Poynting vector
- - Microscopy (holographic, bright field, dark field,...)
- - Optical force
- - Optical torque
- - Near field

For details on the DDA, please refer to:

P. C. Chaumet, The Discrete Dipole Approximation : a review, Mathematics 10 , 3049 (2022).

For details of the IFDDA code, please refer to:

P. C. Chaumet, D. Sentenac, G. Maire, M. Rasedujjaman, T. Zhang and A. Sentenac, IFDDA, an easy-to-use code for simulating the field scattered by 3D inhomogeneous objects in a stratified medium: tutorial, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 38 , 1841 (2021).

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** **__ Examples of the GUI ____ __

The figure (left) below shows, how the beam and the object are
chosen. First of all the power and the waist (or diameter for the
laser beam) are fixed and then with the drop-down menu you choose the
beam (linear or circular plane wave, Gaussian wave, antenna, many
planes waves or arbitrary beam). Then you chose the object with the
drop-down menu (sphere, cuboid, cylinder, ellipsoid, inhomogeneous
sphere, concentric spheres, multiple spheres or arbitrary object) and
in clicking "Props" you fix the characteristics of the object (size)
and with "epsilon" and "iso" you choose the values of the permittivity
and if it is anisotrope. Discretization fixes the number of layer used
to represent the object. The figure on the right permits to choose the
study asked.
__Examples of the GUI__

Then we can use matlab or the graphical interface of the code to see the results. With the graphical interface, see below on right, we chose the results to see and the cut and then a figure appears (as below left).

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** **__ IF-DDA(M) has been developed by____ __

P. C. Chaumet, A. Sentenac, Aix-Marseille University (France).
__IF-DDA(M) has been developed by__

D. Sentenac, Università di Pisa (Italy).

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** **__ User Guide ____ __

The reader can find more details on the code with the user guide in
English or in French.
__User Guide__

IF-DDA | IF-DDAM | |

User Guide in English | Userguide | Userguide |

User Guide in French | Userguide | Userguide |

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** **__ How to download the code ____ __

__How to download the code__

IF-DDA | IF-DDAM | |

Download the tgz file | IF-DDA | IF-DDAM |

Download with github | IF-DDA | IF-DDAM |

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** **__ How to install the code ____ __

You should uncompressed the file with tar -xvzf cdm-x.x.x.tgz for
IF-DDA or tar -xvzf cdmsurf-x.x.x.tgz for IF-DDAM. A readme or install
is given in the tar file. Please read it to install the code on linux
system. Note that the code can be installed on windows system (it can
be tricky to install FFTW on the windows system, see
www.fftw.org/install/windows for details. __How to install the code__

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** **__ Contact ____ __

email: patrick.chaumet@fresnel.fr
__Contact__

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** **__ Licence ____ __

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA
4.0)
__Licence__

You are free to:

- Share, copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
- Adapt, remix, transform, and build upon the material
- In addition, you undertake to include citation (see userguide) whenever you present or publish results that are based on it.
- Licensees may copy, distribute, display, and perform the work and make derivative works and remixes based on it only for non-commercial purposes.
- The CNRS makes no warranties of any kind on this software and shall in no event be liable for damages of any kind in connection with the use and exploitation of this technology.

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.