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Wave Optics Blog Posts

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…

Modeling Graphene in High-Frequency Electromagnetics

June 15, 2022

Graphene exhibits a variety of interesting properties, including high elasticity and mechanical strength. In this blog post, we’ll explore how to model graphene in an electromagnetic simulation.

Electromagnetic Scattering in 2D Axisymmetric Models

April 12, 2022

You can save computational time and memory by performing electromagnetic scattering in 2D axisymmetric models rather than 3D. Learn more here.

Designing Antireflecting Microstructures for Infrared Applications

June 29, 2021

Explore how 2 microstructure designs can improve the bulk transmittance of silicon (~70%) and cadmium zinc telluride (~79%) to more than 90% within the specific wavelength spectrum.

How to Model Polarization Rotation Along a Waveguide

April 29, 2021

Interested in modeling photonic waveguiding structures? Learn some efficient techniques for devices with multiple supported waveguide modes and identical waveguide cross sections.

2020 Isaac Newton Medal and Prize Awarded to Nader Engheta

December 16, 2020

Get an overview of the Isaac Newton Medal and Prize — and the optical physicist who won this year.

Modeling a Scatterer Near an Optical Waveguide

August 25, 2020

In the real world, most structures are more complex than a 2D dielectric slab. However, if you’re designing photonic structures, you can learn a lot about wave optics modeling from this example.

Modeling Waveguides that Support Multiple Modes 

August 12, 2020

2 ways you can model a waveguide that supports multiple modes: add a PML that can be used to absorb any modes, or explicitly add ports for each possible mode.

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