Ansys Lumerical EME — Running Simulations and Analyzing Results

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In this course, we will look at the results after running Ansys Lumerical EME simulations and discuss how to interpret those results. Examples demonstrating how to use the periodicity settings and the propagation sweep tool will also be presented.

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This course will cover some background on the calculations performed for the Eigenmode Expansion (EME) method used for Ansys Lumerical EME simulations. The EME method makes use of the Finite Difference Eigenmode (FDE) solving algorithm, which is covered in detail in the FDE learning track. The FDE learning track is a recommended prerequisite for this course, so the FDE algorithm will not be discussed in detail here.

This course will cover the basic settings of the Ansys Lumerical EME solver region, including the simulation region geometry, cell definition, periodicity and boundary conditions. Note that many of the settings are shared with the FDE solver settings. Those settings will not be covered here. See the Lumerical FDE Learning Track for more information.

In this course, we will discuss ports, cells, and monitors. It will cover how to add, and set up ports, and select port modes. This will be followed by a discussion of monitor types and how to set them up.