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1st Edition

Computational Nanotechnology Using Finite Difference Time Domain

ISBN 9781138073463
Published March 29, 2017 by CRC Press
402 Pages 150 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) method is an essential tool in modeling inhomogeneous, anisotropic, and dispersive media with random, multilayered, and periodic fundamental (or device) nanostructures due to its features of extreme flexibility and easy implementation. It has led to many new discoveries concerning guided modes in nanoplasmonic waveguides and continues to attract attention from researchers across the globe.

Written in a manner that is easily digestible to beginners and useful to seasoned professionals, Computational Nanotechnology Using Finite Difference Time Domain describes the key concepts of the computational FDTD method used in nanotechnology. The book discusses the newest and most popular computational nanotechnologies using the FDTD method, considering their primary benefits. It also predicts future applications of nanotechnology in technical industry by examining the results of interdisciplinary research conducted by world-renowned experts.

Complete with case studies, examples, supportive appendices, and FDTD codes accessible via a companion website, Computational Nanotechnology Using Finite Difference Time Domain not only delivers a practical introduction to the use of FDTD in nanotechnology but also serves as a valuable reference for academia and professionals working in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, material science, quantum science, electrical and electronic engineering, electromagnetics, photonics, optical science, computer science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and aerospace engineering.

Table of Contents





Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method in Photonics and Nanophotonics

Mohamed A. Swillam

The FDTD Method: Essences, Evolutions and Applications to Nano-Optics and Quantum Physics

Xiaoyan Y. Z. Xiong and Wei E. I. Sha

Modeling of Optical Metamaterials Using the FDTD Method

Yan Zhao

Modeling Optical Metamaterials with and without Gain Materials Using FDTD Method

Zhixiang Huang, Bo Wu, and Xianliang Wu

FDTD Simulation of Trapping Microspheres and Nanowires with Optical Tweezers

Jing Li, Chunli Zhu, and Xiaoping Wu

Nanostructured Photodetector for Enhanced Light Absorption

Narottam Das

Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method Application in Nanomedicine

Viroj Wiwanitkit

Appendix A:

Material and Physical Constants

Appendix B:

Photon Equations, Index of Refraction, Electromagnetic Spectrum, and Wavelength of Commercial Laser

Appendix C:

Symbols and Formulas


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Sarhan M. Musa, Ph.D is currently an associate professor in the Department of Engineering Technology at Prairie View A&M University, Houston, Texas, USA. He has been director of Prairie View Networking Academy, Houston, Texas, USA since 2004. Dr. Musa has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is frequently invited to speak about computational nanotechnology, has consulted for multiple organizations nationally and internationally, and has written and edited several books. Dr. Musa is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is also an LTD Sprint and a Boeing Welliver fellow.


"It introduces a cutting-edge FDTD algorithm in nanotechnology, which is a hotspot in science and engineering. … It can be used as a course [text] for graduate students. … There is no competition, because the book’s contents are quite cross-disciplinary."
—Wei E.I. Sha, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China