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How to Analyze Laser Cavity Stability with Multiphysics Ray Tracing

June 15, 2017

If you’re looking for an in-depth example of multiphysics ray tracing, then check out this blog post about analyzing and predicting laser cavity stability in the COMSOL® software.

How Does the Choice of Ray Tracing Algorithm Affect the Solution?

June 13, 2017

When performing a high-frequency optics simulation, do you use a sequential, nonsequential, or exact ray tracing algorithm? Learn how to choose to make the most of your solution.

Efficiently Optimizing Solar Dish Receiver Designs

May 29, 2017

By building a simulation application of a solar dish receiver, you can efficiently test different geometries for the dish cavity to determine the optimized shape for your design.

How to Use the New Ray Termination Feature for Geometrical Optics

May 2, 2017

You can simplify your optical simulations performed with the Ray Optics Module — including model setup and results analysis — with the Ray Termination feature. Read about how to use it here.

How to Couple a Full-Wave Simulation to a Ray Tracing Simulation

January 30, 2017

Learn how to couple full-wave and ray tracing simulations in a model with a nonhomogenous domain around the antenna. Part 4 of a series on multiscale modeling in high-frequency electromagnetics.

How to Couple Radiating and Receiving Antennas in Your Simulations

January 18, 2017

Learn how to couple radiating and receiving antennas in your simulations by using the scattered field formulation. Part 3 of a series on multiscale modeling in high-frequency electromagnetics.

2 Methods for Simulating Radiated Fields in COMSOL Multiphysics®

January 12, 2017

2 ways to model radiated fields: the Far-Field Domain node and the Electromagnetic Waves, Beam Envelopes interface. Part 2 of a series on multiscale modeling in high-frequency electromagnetics.

Introduction to Multiscale Modeling in High-Frequency Electromagnetics

January 11, 2017

Here’s an introduction to performing multiscale analyses of antennas and communication systems. Part 1 of a series on multiscale modeling in high-frequency electromagnetics.


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