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Wave Optics Blog Posts

Understanding Higher-Order Diffraction

January 9, 2024

Explore how to use the Ewald sphere to study diffraction from planar periodic structures. (Interact directly with the model to get the full picture!)

Building a Metalens Design App with COMSOL Multiphysics®

September 21, 2023

Here, we explore how to build a simulation app for reflective metalens design, which can easily be compiled into a standalone app.

Shape Optimization in Electromagnetics: Part 1

November 22, 2022

Learn how shape optimization can be used to improve the designs of wave optics applications. Part 1 of 2.

Modeling Surface Plasmon Polaritons in COMSOL®

October 12, 2022

Due to their potential applications in nanoscale manipulation of light, surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) are of great research interest. Learn how to model them here.

How to Use the New Spatial FFT Feature for Applications in Optics

August 19, 2022

COMSOL Multiphysics® version 6.0 includes the new Spatial FFT feature. Learn how this feature can be used in applications in optics here.

Analyzing an Optical Computation Device with Simulation

August 11, 2022

Here, we discuss Moore’s law, optical computing, Mach–Zehnder interferometer networks, and wave optics simulation.

Mode Analysis for Electromagnetic Waveguides in COMSOL®

July 5, 2022

Get an introduction to mode analysis, which can be used to investigate mode characteristics in complex waveguide structures.

Investigating the Penrose Unilluminable Room with Ray Optics

June 23, 2022

Is the Penrose unilluminable room really unilluminable? We investigate this question using the Ray Optics and Wave Optics modules…

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