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Finite Element Method for Photonics
Numerical modelling and simulation are key tools in improving the performance of optical devices and components by reducing time and monetary costs, optimizing physical parameters (e.g. characterization and device efficiency), and innovating new design ideas. The finite element method (FEM) is one of the most popular and powerful methods for modelling in photonics. Industry professionals in R&D, academics, research students, and technical staff alike use FE-related software such as COMSOL and ANSYS.
This program starts with Maxwell’s equations and explains the basic principles of numerical modelling and the key assumptions involved. Following a brief tour of the mathematics behind FEM, the discussion moves to the ways in which the method can be applied to various optical devices.
Each course contains a list of questions and additional resources such as academic papers, key organizations, among others, for participants to review prior to starting the next course.
- Introduction to Numerical Methods
- The Basics of Finite Element Method
- Applications of Finite Element Method: Modelling of Optical Waveguides and Fibers
- Applications of Finite Element Method: Modelling of Optical Fibers Including Dispersive Effects
- Applications of Finite Element Method: Modelling of Multilayer Stacks/Anti-reflection Coatings