ECE 60419 - Numerical Simulations of Electro-optic Energy SystemsLecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3
Areas of Specialization(s):
Normally Offered: Spring - odd years
Requisites by Topic:
A broad and strong foundation in undergraduate computer engineering courses, and good programming skills. A prior course in operating systems or networking will be useful but not essential.
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|