Wave Optics Blog Posts
How to Use the Beam Envelopes Method for Wave Optics Simulations
In order to simulate optically large optical systems, you need to solve for Maxwell’s equations, which requires a fine mesh and a lot of computational energy. Enter the beam envelope method.
How to Model Optical Anisotropic Media with COMSOL Multiphysics®
Erasmus Bartholinus first observed the optical effect of birefringence in 1669. Today, you can observe this effect with a specialized modeling approach for optical anisotropic media.
Silicon Photonics: Designing and Prototyping Silicon Waveguides
John Tyndall tried to control the most visible form of energy, light, using 2 buckets and some water. Today, there is a more advanced device for this purpose: a silicon waveguide.
How to Model the Optical Properties of Rough Surfaces
We develop a computational model for calculating the optical properties of rough surfaces, such as incident light on a dielectric material with random variations in height and thickness.
Analyzing the Design of a New Generation of Midinfrared Fiber Optics
Semiconductor simulation software is a promising method for advancing the design of midinfrared fiber optics because it can be used to measure propagation losses in the optical fibers.
How to Implement the Fourier Transformation from Computed Solutions
In this wave optics demonstration, learn how to implement the Fourier transformation for computed solutions, using the example of an electromagnetic simulation of a Fresnel lens.
Improving the Design of Monolithically Integrated Magneto-Optic Routers
Magneto-optic (MO) routers are an efficient alternative to electro-optic (EO) routers for communication systems. Learn about a modeling approach used by researchers to improve MO router designs.
How to Couple a Full-Wave Simulation to a Ray Tracing Simulation
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.
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