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Modeling Waveguides that Support Multiple Modes 

August 12, 2020

2 ways you can model a waveguide that supports multiple modes: add a PML that can be used to absorb any modes, or explicitly add ports for each possible mode.

2 Video Discussions on Multiphysics Simulation of Optics and Photonics

July 30, 2020

John Wallace, senior editor at Laser Focus World, and Chris Boucher, technical product manager at COMSOL, discuss the use of multiphysics simulation in the optics R&D community. Take a look…

Computational Electromagnetics Modeling: Which Module to Use?

July 28, 2020

If you work with a particular electromagnetic device or application area, you might be wondering which module in the COMSOL product suite is right for you. Keep reading for a comprehensive intro.

Evanescent Component of the Nonparaxial Gaussian Beam

May 12, 2020

The evanescent component of the nonparaxial Gaussian beam background field is available as a feature in the Wave Optics and RF modules as of COMSOL Multiphysics® version 5.5.

Modeling the Scattering of Light Off of an Object on a Substrate

April 14, 2020

A common modeling scenario in wave electromagnetics: computing the scattering of light off of a structure patterned on top of a uniform dielectric substrate.

How to Perform Lens Simulations Using the Wave Optics Module

February 19, 2020

Lens simulations in wave optics can be difficult to perform, as they usually require a lot of mesh elements. Learn how to sidestep this issue using the functionality of the Wave Optics Module.

What Is the Curl Element (and Why Is It Used)?

December 30, 2019

When solving some electromagnetics problems, the curl element (also called the edge element or vector element) can be used in the finite element method.

Engineering the Flow of Light Using Photonic Crystals

July 25, 2019

Did you know that the discovery of photonic crystals in 1980 came about because of an attempt to reduce the losses in semiconductor lasers in a specific frequency range?


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