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Metamaterials Webinar

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Webinar Description


Learn how to simulate, characterize and optimize metamaterials at THz, microwave, and optical frequencies with Lumerical’s FDTD Solutions. This webinar will describe the recommended workflow for metamaterial simulations, including a number of important tips that will increase the speed of your simulations and simplify the data analysis.  We’ll show how to use all your available computer resources to optimize your designs and provide demonstration simulations of various metamaterials with different desired characteristics, including active and graphene based active metamaterials as well as bulk metamaterials. There will also be an opportunity to answer your specific questions about simulation issues at the end of the webinar.

Webinar Schedule

April 25, 2014 00:00 Metamaterials Simulation Best Practices Chinese Register
April 22, 2014 16:00 Metamaterials Simulation Best Practices English Register
April 24, 2014 01:00 Metamaterials Simulation Best Practices English Register

Webinar Outline

  • Introduction
    • What is a metamaterial?
    • Applications
    • Operating frequencies (from microwave, THz to optical)
    • Simulation challenges
  • Simulation methodology
    • Simulation setup and parameterization
    • Sweeps and Optimizations
    • Material refractive index modeling
    • Sources and boundary conditions
    • Extracting  the desired results and examples, including
      • S parameters
      • Effective refractive index
      • Effective permittivity and permeability
      • Effective impedance
      • Transmission and reflection
      • Circular dichroism
      • Scattering and absorption cross sections
      • Active graphene based and other active metamaterials
      • Modeling of bulk metamaterials
  • Examples and demo
  • Tips for simulation setup and analysis
  • Questions and Answers time

No familiarity with the software is required. Some familiarity with metamaterials and sub-wavelength structures is assumed.

Who Should Attend?

Both customers and trial users are welcome to attend.

Webinar Software

Lumerical uses GoToMeeting from Citrix Systems for webinars. GoToMeeting allows realtime desktop sharing through your web browser on Windows and Mac computers. For voice communication, you can use a regular phone or VoIP with your computer microphone and speakers. Please make sure your microphone and speakers are working before you join the meeting. See the GoToMeeting quick reference guide.

A web browser plug-in is required to attend a GoToMeeting session. You can install the plug-in when you join the webinar, which takes 1-2 minutes. Alternatively, you can install the plug-in now.

More Information

Read more about our solution on metamaterials and featured publications cited FDTD Solutions by clicking

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