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Ansys Lumerical FDTD


본 교육에서는 Lumerical FDTD를 사용하기 위한 기본적인 사용 방법을 제공합니다. Nanophotonics 구조 해석을 위하여 구조 설계 및 시뮬레이션에 관련된 설정에 대하여 설명 및 실습을 병행하며, 최종적으로 시뮬레이션을 진행하여 결과를 얻는 단계까지 학습과정에 포함이 되어 있습니다. 또한 차기 고급 사용자들을 위한 간단한 Script 및 Sweep에 대한 내용도 추가로 다루고 있습니다.


Lumerical FDTD를 처음 접하시거나, Nanophotonics 연관 분야의 대학(원)생 및 엔지니어.

Learning Outcome

Following completion of this course, you will be able to;

  • Understand how FDTD algorithm works in time domain and how it obtains frequency domain results.
  • Define and fine tune material properties.
  • Add and set up FDTD solver region.
  • Select suitable optical source and set it up for various simulation goals.
  • Add one or more monitors and record data of your interest.
  • Analyze and plot simulation results.

 Available Dates

Learning Options

Training materials for this course are available with an Ansys Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. 


This is a 2-day classroom course covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 3 x 2-hour sessions lectures only.

Virtual Classroom Session 1
Module 1: My first simulation
  • Introduction to FDTD 
  • Setting up the simulation 
  • Running the simulation
  • Analyzing results
  • Application examples

Module 2: FDTD algorithm

  • The FDTD method
  • Getting frequency domain results

Module 3: Material properties

  • Introduction
  • Material database
  • Material explorer
  • Modelling dispersive materials
  • Advanced capabilities

Virtual Classroom Session 2

Module 4: FDTD solver regions

  • Introduction
  • Solver region settings
  • Setup tips
  • Solver region results

Module 5: Optical sources

  • Common features
  • Plane wave source
  • TFSF source
  • Beam source
  • Mode source
  • Dipole source
  • Import source

Virtual Classroom Session 3

Module 6: Monitors

  • Introduction and common settings
  • Index monitor
  • Time monitor
  • Movie monitor
  • Frequency-domain field monitor
  • Mode expansion monitor
  • Ports

Module 7: Analyzing simulation results

  • Analysis mode and design flow
  • Data types
  • Results manager
  • Analysis groups
  • Plotting and exporting data
  • Result accuracy