Ansys Lumerical DGTD — Simulation Tips

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
  • Know the different types of boundary conditions available in DGTD simulations and when to use them
  • Understand the geometric features in the finite-element IDE that can be used to model complex structures in DGTD simulations
  • Understand the importance of convergence testing and simulation performance and how to achieve a fast and accurate simulation

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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. You will understand the type of devices that the DGTD solver is suited for. You will also get familiar with and recognize the differences between the FDTD and DGTD solvers and be able to choose which is more suitable for different applications.

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.