Publications of the Research Group Computational Photonics

Prof. Dr. Antonio Calà Lesina

Workshop in Computational Nanophotonics

authored by
Antonio Calà Lesina, Lora Ramunno

This chapter summarizes the “Workshop in Computational Nanophotonics” presented in 2019 at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on “Light-Matter Interactions Towards the Nanoscale” in Erice, Italy. The workshop began with a pedagogical introduction to the fundamentals of the FDTD method as applied to nanophotonics simulations, and proceeded to describing nonlinear nanophotonics simulations via both nonlinear scattering theory and direct nonlinear FDTD simulations. The lectures included an active component wherein participants applied their knowledge to three in-class labs using commercial FDTD software, thanks to licenses provided by Lumerical Solutions. The topics of the three labs were: (1) scattering from a gold nanosphere; (2) transmittance through a silver gap nanoantenna array; and (3) third harmonic generation from a hybrid plasmonic/dielectric metasurface. We describe these labs in detail.

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University of Ottawa
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Biotechnology, Biophysics, Physics and Astronomy(all), Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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