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Ansys Lumerical FDTD — FDTD Algorithm

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In this course, you will learn about the underlying solver physics and numerics of Ansys Lumerical FDTD, the types of problems it can solve, and how it can best be used for parallel computation. By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Briefly explain what FDTD is and when it should be used
  • Identify some applications where FDTD can be used
  • Understand the consequences of using a finite-sized mesh
  • Know when to use 2D vs 3D simulations
  • Understand how frequency domain results are obtained from time-domain simulations

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