My book: Finite Element modelling methods for Photonics

book cover imageThe labour of love is now complete (sort of). My interest in Photonics and experience in numerical modeling of photonic components, especially with Finite Element based methods, has culiminated in the book that I have ao-authored with Aziz. In this video I talk about my work and the book. Here is the link:

Published by Artech House, the title of the book is Finite Element Modelling Methods for Photonics. The publisher is offering a 20% discount for orders placed on their website till October 2013.

The book has 6 chapters and is about 230 pages in length. The primary topics covered are:
Chapter 1: Introduction (click to see chapter summary)
Chapter 2: Finite Element Method (click to see chapter summary)
Chapter 3: Finite Element Beam Propagation Methods (click to see chapter summary)
Chapter 4: Finite Element Time Domain Method (click to see chapter summary)
Chapter 5: Incorporating Physical Effects within the Finite Element Method (click to see chapter summary)
Chapter 6: Present and Future Directions Methods (click to see chapter summary)

My objective in writing this book was to (hopefully) produce the book I wish I had access to when I first started using the Finite Element method. The attempt has therefore been to present the topics in an accessible way without compromising on scientific rigour. The Preface explains some of the key features of the book.

A sample chapter is also available on the publisher’s website to download.

Comsol have also reviewed the book and you can read that review here.

Another review by the MidWest book review:
“Finite Element Modeling Methods for Photonics provides a powerful resource describing the applications of FEM in photonics devices and covers everything from problem-solving applications to real-world examples and mathematical concepts. Engineers involved in developing photonic components will find this a powerful guide to the simulation process as a whole, with chapters including formulas, structure analysis, discussions of different methods and approaches, and investigations applying different methods to problems. The result is a powerful technical reference highly recommended for any engineering library.”
– The Midwest Book Review
November 2013

I hope you will enjoy reading it and I look forward to your comments!


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