Wave Optics Blog Posts
Investigating the Penrose Unilluminable Room with Ray Optics
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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