COMSOL Day: Microwave & Optics

June 4, 2020 Waltham, Massachusetts 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Join us for a full-day event with a special focus on microwave and optics simulations. You will have the opportunity to meet with COMSOL technical staff and customers, engage in product demonstrations, and gain insight into upcoming projects and focuses within high-frequency electromagnetics research and industry. Topics include the analysis of microwave, photonics, and optical components, including waveguides, antennas, lenses, and high-power laser systems. We will also address multiscale modeling and the coupling of electromagnetics simulations to other physics, such as heat transfer and structural mechanics, including RF heating and STOP analysis.

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In this session, we will discuss the capabilities of the RF Module, Wave Optics Module, and Ray Optics Module for modeling Maxwell's equations in the high-frequency regime. We will discuss the different multiphysics couplings available for use, as well as case studies including radio wave, microwave, terahertz wave, and light propagation.


Industry and government organizations will showcase how they are using multiphysics simulation to improve products and solve problems.


In this session, you will learn how to perform structural-thermal-optical performance (STOP) analyses using COMSOL Multiphysics®. Just as COMSOL Multiphysics® is able to seamlessly combine different physical phenomena, it can also combine different numerical methods. A typical STOP model involves heat transfer and structural mechanics modeling with the finite element method (FEM) and ray optics simulation.

Break for Lunch

In this session, we will discuss how to efficiently set up and simulate RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave circuit and antenna models. Learn how to include just enough detail in a simulation model to accurately represent your design, while excluding parts that unnecessarily increase the computational cost.


There are many different approaches to modeling electromagnetic wave propagation, each with unique strengths and weaknesses. An approach like the finite element method (FEM) can solve Maxwell’s equations accurately, but requires a mesh that is fine enough to resolve individual wavelengths. A ray optics approach, on the other hand, requires several simplifying assumptions, but can be used in very optically large geometries. In this session, we will discuss how to choose the right tool for electromagnetics modeling, and how to combine these different tools in high-fidelity multiscale models.


During this session, you will get the opportunity to talk to COMSOL technical staff and find out how COMSOL Multiphysics® can be helpful for your specific high-frequency electromagnetics problems.

COMSOL Speakers

Vandana Pandian
Vandana Pandian joined COMSOL as a technical sales engineer in 2014 and is the account manager for Massachusetts. She studied biomedical engineering at Clemson University, where she received her MS degree.
Christopher Boucher
Chris Boucher is the technical product manager for the Particle Tracing Module and Ray Optics Module. He received his BS degree in aerospace engineering and physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) before joining COMSOL in 2012.
Jiyoun Munn
Jiyoun Munn is the technical product manager for the RF Module at COMSOL and a senior member of IEEE. He has 2 decades of experience in the RF industry, creating more than 150 antenna and microwave device prototypes and holding patents for antenna interrogation systems. He has an MS in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan.
Bjorn Sjodin
Bjorn Sjodin is the VP of product management at COMSOL. He has been with COMSOL since 1995 and started out as a member of the development team in Stockholm, Sweden. He joined the COMSOL office in Burlington in 2002.

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