Introduction to Numerical Methods

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This module explores the various classes of numerical methods that are used in Photonics, and how these are classified, their simplifying assumptions. The content will also include discussion on the advantages and limitations of the classes of methods, the pros and cons of commercial software and tips on how to maximize their usage. The focus is on helping participants to understand how to choose the appropriate modelling method for their particular need.

What you will learn:

  • Explain Maxwell's Equations
  • Adjust Maxwell's Equations using numerical methods
  • Evaluate problems and select a method for conducting analysis

This course is part of the following course program:

Finite Element Method for Photonics

Courses included in this program:

Who should attend: Electrical engineer, Systems engineer, Hardware engineer, Design engineer, Product engineer,  Communication engineer, Lead engineer, Project engineer


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Arti Agrawal

Arti Agrawal is an expert in numerical modelling methods for Photonics and has co-authored a text book “Finite element modelling methods for Photonics” published by Artech House as well as edited a book, “Recent Trends in Computational Photonics” published by Springer. She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Data and Electrical Engineering at University of Technology Sydney. Her research interests are modelling of photonics devices: spiral fibres, solar cells, photonic crystals etc. and development of numerical methods. Arti is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Physicist as well as a Senior Member of IEEE. She writes a blog

Publication Year: 2019

ISBN: 978-1-5386-8593-8

Introduction to Numerical Methods
  • Course Provider: Educational Activities
  • Course Number: EDP574
  • Duration (Hours): 1
  • Credits: 0.1 CEU/ 1 PDH