OptiFDTD Applications

Finite-Difference Time-Domain Simulation Design


VFEM Accuracy and Advantages

As optical systems move towards an integrated platform, the modelling of high refractive index contrast, sub-wavelength dimension…

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Plasmon Polaritons – Vector Finite Element Method

The large negative electric permittivities of noble metals permit the design of sub-wavelength optical guiding structures…

VFEM Hollow Core Fiber

Hollow Core Fiber – Vector Finite Element Method

Hollow core fibers guide light by using a photonic bandgap structure in place of a traditional low index cladding material…

Plasmonic Array

Plasmonic Arrays

Plasmonic nano-hole arrays are an interesting avenue of research because of their highly sensitive transmission properties. Incorporating the already strong light-matter interaction of surface plasmons into a periodic structure allows…

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Advantages of 64-bit OptiFDTD

OptiFDTD 64-bit has been thoroughly re-engineered to take full advantage of recent processor and memory evolution…

Suface Plasmon

Surface Plasmon

Surface plasmons are waves that propagate along the surface of metallic and certain dielectric materials. The electric field of a plasmon wave reaches its maximum at the surface and decays evanescently away from the surface. The wave properties are highly sensitive to any changes in the refractive index of the material as well as the device’s geometry. As a full wave modeling method…

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FDTD - Diffraction Grating 3D Layouts

Diffraction Grating

Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) is a powerful numerical method for simulating diffraction gratings, where the grating element and working wavelength are close in size. With OptiFDTD, the incident wave can be versatile and best matched with the real application; the CAD tools enable us to design different types of grating layouts; the simulated near field pattern…

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FDTD - Photonic Crystal Layout

Photonic Crystal

OptiFDTD provides two simulation engines for modeling photonic crystal devices and corresponding defects: 1) 2D and 3D FDTD simulation to study the field response and transmission/reflection spectrum; 2) PWE method to perform ban-diagram analysis for 1D, 2D and 3D photonic crystal devices.

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Using OptiFDTD the transmission spectrum of a gold nanoparticle can be calculated. The simulation can begin using a 64-bit calculation engine where the user can only see a progress bar which allows us to cut down on CPU and memory overhead which is critical for running larger designs.


Silicon Nanowire for Photovoltaic Applications

(PVs) are arrays of cells containing a Solar photovoltaic material that converts solar radiation into direct current electricity. Materials presently used for photovoltaics include monocrystalline silicon, polycrystalline silicon, microcrystalline silicon, cadmium telluride, and copper indium selenide/sulfide.

OptiFDTD Manuals

VFEM Accuracy and Advantages

January 20, 2017

As optical systems move towards an integrated platform, the modelling of high refractive index contrast, sub-wavelength dimension…

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