ECE 595E Lecture 34: Applications of Finite-Difference Time-Domain Simulations

By Peter Bermel

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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Abstract

Outline:

  • Recap from Wednesday
  • Periodic and randomly textured light-trapping structures
  • Overview
  • Experimental motivation
  • Computational setup
  • Simulated field evolution
  • Absorption spectra
  • Front coatings
  • Correlated random structures

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  • Peter Bermel (2013), "ECE 595E Lecture 34: Applications of Finite-Difference Time-Domain Simulations," http://nanohub.org/resources/17556.

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EE 226, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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