Wave & Ray Optics Modeling in COMSOL Multiphysics®

June 4–7, 2024 11:00 a.m. EDT

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Wave & Ray Optics Modeling in COMSOL Multiphysics®

Intensive introduction to simulating wave and ray optics using COMSOL Multiphysics®

During the 4-day online training course, we will help you develop a strong foundation for modeling electromagnetics by systematically introducing the fundamental building blocks for setting up and solving your own models. Days one and two will focus on full-wave simulations to cover boundary conditions, meshing, and excitation methods and how these apply to specific examples of periodic structures, scattering, and waveguides. On days three and four, the training course will cover the Electromagnetic Waves, Beam Envelopes and Geometrical Optics interfaces and how to use them to model structures that are electrically large in one or more directions.

Training Course Objective

We will use a combination of instructive and self-guided hands-on training together with theoretical and practical lectures. The goal is to immerse you in the COMSOL Multiphysics® modeling workflow and help you feel comfortable working with the Wave Optics Module and Ray Optics Module. By the end of the training course, you will know how to efficiently compute optical simulations with the COMSOL® software.


Day 1

11 a.m.–1 p.m. EDT

  • Overview of wave optics and ray optics in COMSOL Multiphysics®
  • Mode analysis and introductory example

2 p.m.–4 p.m. EDT

  • Boundary conditions (BCs) for electromagnetic modeling
    • Perfect electric conductor/perfect magnetic conductor
    • Absorbing BCs
    • Ports and boundary mode analysis
    • Symmetry planes
  • Example model demonstrating these features

Day 2

11 a.m.–1 p.m. EDT

  • Lossy boundary conditions
  • Material models
  • Far-field calculations
  • Discretization and meshing
  • Periodic structures

2 p.m.–4 p.m. EDT

  • Scattered field formulation
  • Resonant structures and eigenfrequency calculations

Day 3

11 a.m.–1 p.m. EDT

  • Using the Wave Optics Module with other modules from the COMSOL product suite
  • Introduction to the beam envelope method

2 p.m.–4 p.m. EDT

  • Beam envelope method, continued
  • Time-domain simulations
  • Reduced-order models

Day 4

11 a.m.–1 p.m. EDT

  • Introduction to the Ray Optics Module
  • Geometrical Optics interface
  • Ray optics boundary conditions
  • Meshing in ray optics simulations

Suggested Background

This course assumes familiarity with the fundamentals of electromagnetic theory and Maxwell's equations. We strongly recommend that those new to COMSOL Multiphysics® take the Introduction to COMSOL Multiphysics® training course prior to attending this class.

Pricing & Payment Methods

The price for this online training course is $995 per person.

We offer an academic discount to those who qualify. The academic rate for this course is $795.

We accept payment by credit card, company purchase order, check, wire, or direct deposit. For security purposes, please do not send credit card information via email.

This training course will be recorded, and the recording will be made available to all paid registrants.

Mail payments or purchase orders to:

100 District Avenue
Burlington, MA 01803

Email purchase orders to: course@comsol.com

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Please review our course cancellation/return policies. For additional information, please email info@comsol.com.

Register for Wave & Ray Optics Modeling in COMSOL Multiphysics®

To register for the event, please create a new account or log into your existing account. You will need a COMSOL Access account to attend Wave & Ray Optics Modeling in COMSOL Multiphysics®.

For registration questions or more information contact info@comsol.com.

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June 4–7, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. EDT (UTC-04:00)
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