ECE 69500 - Numerical Simulations of Electro-optic Energy SystemsLecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3 Professional Attributes
Experimental Course Offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2017
Requisites by Topic:
Elect/Magn Interactions; C Programming For Engr; Linear Algebra; Ordinary Differ. Equatn; and Signals and Systems
Introduction to computational techniques employed in research on energy systems involving quantum electronics and electromagnetics. You will learn the strengths and weaknesses of each approach; what types of problems call for which one; and how your simulation will perform. Techniques include eigenvalue problems, fast Fourier transforms, band structure calculations, rigorous-coupled wave analysis, beam-propagation methods, finite-difference time-domain, and finite element methods. Applications include nanophotonics, photovoltaics, thermal management, radiative control, and nonlinear optics.
- Computational Photonics, Salah Obayya, John Wiley & Sons, 2010, ISBN No. 9780470688939.
- Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light, J. D. Joannopoulos, S. G. Johnson, J. N. Winn, R. B. Meade, Princeton University Press, 2008, ISBN No. 9780691124568.
|1||Overview of numerical computing: basic techniques, quantifying performance|
|1.5||Eigensystem and generalized eigenproblem solution methods|
|1.5||Conventional and fast Fourier transforms|
|2||Overview of partial differential equations solution techniques|
|1||Beam-propagation methods for photonic crystal fibers|
|1||Bandstructure calculations for crystals|
|1||Transfer-matrix analysis for optical and electrical transport|
|1||Rigorous coupled-wave analysis for optical and electrical transport|
|2||Finite-difference time-domain calculations for coupled electro-optic transport problems|
|1||Finite-element method for electrical, optical, and thermal transport|
|2||Final Project Discussions + Presentations|