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5. Simulation of Active and Nonlinear Photonic Nano-Materials in the Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) Framework

  • A. Klaedtke
  • J. Hamm
  • O. Hess
Part I Basic Description of Electrons and Photons in Crystals
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 642)

Abstract

A numerical method is presented that unites three-dimensional finite-differnce time-domain (FDTD) computer simulations of active, nonlinear photonic nano-materials with optical Bloch equations describing their microscopic spatio-temporal dynamics. The constituent equations are derived and the algorithm is discussed. Computationally simulated Rabi oscillations closely correspond to analytic results. Fully three-dimensional simulations reveal the nonlinear spatio-temporal dynamics of high-finesse whispering gallery modes in microdisk lasers.

Keywords

Electric Displacement Whisper Gallery Mode Polarisation Density Rabi Oscillation Inversion Density 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Klaedtke
    • 1
  • J. Hamm
    • 1
  • O. Hess
    • 1
  1. 1.Advanced Technology Institute, School of Electronics and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XHUK

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