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Geometric and material modeling environment for the finite-difference time-domain method
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Paper Abstract

The simulation of electromagnetic problems using the Finite-Difference Time-Domain method starts with the geometric design of the devices and their surroundings with appropriate materials and boundary conditions. This design stage is one of the most time consuming part in the Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) simulation of photonics devices. Many FDTD solvers have their own way of providing the design environment which can be burdensome for a new user to learn. In this work, geometric and material modeling features are developed on the freely available Google SketchUp, allowing users who are fond of its environment to easily model photonics simulations. The design and implementation of the modeling environment are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 February 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8255, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XX, 82552C (29 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.912553
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Yong-Gu Lee, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Waleed Muhammad, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8255:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XX
Bernd Witzigmann; Marek Osinski; Fritz Henneberger; Yasuhiko Arakawa, Editor(s)

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