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
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
Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method Application in Nanomedicine
Material and Physical Constants
Photon Equations, Index of Refraction, Electromagnetic Spectrum, and Wavelength of Commercial Laser
Symbols and Formulas
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