Ansys Lumerical DGTD — Intro to DGTD

In this course, you will be introduced to the DGTD method and typical applications. In addition, you will learn the basic physics behind the DGTD solver and compare it to the FDTD solver.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand the type of devices that the DGTD solver is suited for
  • Have a basic understanding of the physics behind the DGTD solver
  • Recognize the differences between the FDTD and DGTD solvers and be able to choose which is more suitable for different applications

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This course demonstrates a typical workflow for setting up an optical simulation using the DGTD solver to obtain the absorption and scattering cross-section of a gold nanoparticle due to Mie scattering. It also introduces other commonly used simulation objects and features in DGTD.

In this course, you will learn common simulation tips for Ansys Lumerical DGTD solver. By the end of this course, you will know the available tools for material modeling in DGTD simulations
You will have an understanding of the different types of boundary conditions available in DGTD simulations, geometric features in the finite-element IDE and the importance of convergence testing and simulation performance.