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Using Microwave Studio (MWS) for optical simulations

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E-goe

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Hi

Does anybody of you has experience in simulating optical components ( like CMOS pixels ) with MWS.

I know that Microwave Studio is intended for calculating RF-electromagnetic fields ( E,H-field ...) but as light is also an electromagnetic field I think it should be possible to simulate E,H-field in optical components as well

If somebody has experience in this I will greatly appreciate his comments, critics for using this EM-solver in this specific topic.

What are the points to look at in a critical manner and what are the limitations of MWS for calculating EM-fields with this software?

Greetz
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but as light is also an electromagnetic field I think it should be possible to simulate E,H-field in optical components as well


I think you right. just get it from CST for evaluation for one month and check
it yourself. It's user frienly and you can get help from CST .

PL
 

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yes, CST MWS can simulate optical structures provided that they are not very large. If you checked there website www.cst.com you will find an example simulation on optical fiber coupler.

However, note that in MWS there are no simplifications in the equations (unlike optical techniques such as BPM) so I think it should take longer time than optics simulators such as BeamPROP

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