5. Simulation of Active and Nonlinear Photonic Nano-Materials in the Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) Framework
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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.
KeywordsElectric Displacement Whisper Gallery Mode Polarisation Density Rabi Oscillation Inversion Density
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