3D Rigorous Coupled Wave Analysis

  • Absolute best and fastest method for simulating periodic dielectric structures like diffraction gratings, photonic crystals, and guided-mode resonance filters.

  • Learn the best way to solve RCWA using scattering matrices

  • See how to setup RCWA to simulate your own ideas

What you'll learn

With this course, you will be able to simulate periodic dielectric structures many times faster and more efficiently than commercial software. Use the speed to study and design your own devices. Learning RCWA will give you a deeper understanding of the physics behind photonic crystals and diffraction.

The Implementation of 3D RCWA in MATLAB course will get you simulating your own ideas very quickly. In this course, you will learn every line of code in MATLAB to build convolution matrices and implement RCWA using scattering matrices.

Course curriculum

Purchase this Course

The one time course fee will grant you access to all course videos and materials for one year from the date of enrollment.


Founder of EMPossible and Professor at Univ. of Texas at El Paso

Dr. Raymond Rumpf

Dr. Raymond (Tipper) Rumpf is the EMProfessor, world renowned research and educator in the fields of computation and electromagnetics. He is the Schellenger Professor of Electrical Research in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and the Director of the EM Lab. Dr. Rumpf formed the EM Lab with a mission to develop revolutionary technologies in electromagnetics and photonics. Under Dr. Rumpf’s leadership, the EM Lab has produced numerous breakthroughs, discoveries, and first-ever achievements. Raymond earned his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1995 and 1997 respectively. He earned his PhD in Optics in 2006 from the University of Central Florida. Raymond has been awarded many research, mentoring, and teaching awards including the 2019 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, Most Outstanding Faculty Member in 2016/2017, and the highly prestigious University of Texas Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. Raymond holds five world records for skydiving and has been awarded more than a dozen United States patents. He is an Associate Editor for SPIE Optical Engineering, a Fellow of SPIE, and a Senior Member of IEEE. He is also a member of OSA, and ARRL. Raymond is active in outreach with local grade schools in El Paso as well as helping students in third-world countries.

Learn RCWA for multiple applications

Learn the powerful rigorous coupled-wave analysis and become a pro at simulating transmission and reflection from periodic structures like diffraction gratings and photonic crystals. Calculate the diffraction efficiency of diffraction orders as well as the overall reflectance and transmittance. The code is fully explained line by line by the EMProfessor.