Hi, I’m Nancy, a Support Engineer at Lumerical.
I’ll be presenting this introductory course on our FDTD solver.
Dr. James Pond, Lumerical’s CTO, will be joining me as a guest presenter for one section
of this course.
FDTD, which is short for Finite-Difference Time-Domain, is a method commonly used for
simulation of photonic devices with wavelength-scale features.
It is a time-domain method that calculates the evolution of electromagnetic fields on
a rectangular finite difference grid.
FDTD is flexible and can be used to accurately simulate arbitrary structure geometries, omni-directional
propagation and nonlinear materials.
It is used to design components in a broad range of applications including active and
passive integrated optics, liquid crystals, nanoparticles, plasmonics, OLEDs/LEDs, defect
detection, metamaterials, lithography, grating devices, photonic crystals, solar cells, CMOS
image sensors, and more.
This course is intended to get new users up to speed and productive with FDTD Solutions
in a quick and efficient manner.
The course starts by guiding you through the process of setting up, running and analyzing
It then provides more detail on the FDTD algorithm, product features and workflows.
Everyone who passes the course will receive an FDTD 100 training course certificate.