For the 32-Bit FDTD simulation, observation objects will record the entire time domain response so that spectrum analysis can be performed in analyzer. For 64-Bit FDTD simulation, Observation Points will still record the time domain response in each single point, but Observation Area will perform the spectral analysis during the simulations and save the resulting DFT spectral data only. No time domain response data is stored for Observation Areas, due to its huge volume. For 64bit FDTD simulations, Observation Points or Observation Areas must be present, otherwise no result data will be stored during the simulations.

•     Observation Point

Observes the time domain and frequency domain response. The transmission function can be obtained from the Observation Point analysis.

•     Observation Area

It is used to compute power transmission ratio, normalized power (power transmission /reflection) versus wavelength and Heating Absorption.

StepAction
1From the Draw menu, select Observation Point. (Or select Observation Point shortcut from the toolbar).
2Place the Observation Point in the desired position in the layout. Double- click the observation point. The Observation Properties – Pointdialog box appears. Type the following values in the dialog box

•     General

Center Horizontal Offset: 4

Center Vertical Offset: 0.0

Center depth: 2.5

•     Label: ObservationPoint1

•     Data Components (3D) Ex, Ey

3Click OK to close the dialog box.
4From the Draw menu, select Observation XY Area ( or select Observation XY Area shortcut from the toolbar)
5Place the Observation XY area in the desired position in the layout.
6Double-click the Observation Area. The Observation Properties – XY areadialog box appears. Type the following values in the dialog box

•     General

Center Horizontal Offset: 2.5

Center Vertical Offset: 0.0

Center depth: 2.5

X Length: 5.0

Y length: 5.0

•     Label: ObservationArea1

•     Data Components (3D) Ey, Hx, Ex, Hy

7Repeat step 4-6 to design an Observation XY Area with the following properties:

•General

Center Horizontal Offset: 3.5

Center Vertical Offset: 0.0

Center depth: 2.5

X Length: 5.0

Y length: 5.0

•     Label: ObservationArea2

•     Data Components

Ey, Hx, Ex, Hy

8Repeat step 4-6 to design an Observation XZ Area with the following properties:

•     General

Center Horizontal Offset: 2.5

Center Vertical Offset: 0.0

Center depth: 0.5

Z Length: 5.0

X length: 5.0

•     Label: ObservationArea3

•     Data Components

Ex, Ey, Ez

Click Save under File menu to save the designed project.