tom chen

FDTD Simulations in Cutting-Edge Photonics: From Novel 2D Materials to Quantum Technologies and Consumer Electronics
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FDTD Simulations in Cutting-Edge Photonics: From Novel 2D Materials to Quantum Technologies and Consumer Electronics

The Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) method is a computational modeling technique widely used in the field of photonics. FDTD has significantly changed the way researchers study...

10 Jan 2024 Tom Chen,   Qing Hu
Research Highlight: Scale-invariant Dielectric Waveguide
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Research Highlight: Scale-invariant Dielectric Waveguide

The field of integrated photonic circuits has seen a significant and rapid expansion in recent years, with strong indications of continued acceleration in the near...

08 Jan 2024 Tom Chen
Happy Thanksgiving from Flexcompute!
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Happy Thanksgiving from Flexcompute!

As the leaves turn and we gather to give thanks, all of us at Flexcompute want to extend our warmest Thanksgiving wishes to you and...

21 Nov 2023 TOM CHEN
How Does Tidy3D’s Mode Solver Work?
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How Does Tidy3D’s Mode Solver Work?

Working Principles  A mode solver is a computational tool used to find the electromagnetic field distribution – or mode profile – and the propagation constant...

10 Nov 2023 TOM CHEN
Discover the Unmatched Advantages of Tidy3D
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Discover the Unmatched Advantages of Tidy3D

When exploring computational electromagnetic (EM) tools, you’ll find many commercial and open-source options. Among these, Tidy3D stands out for several reasons. Tidy3D is an electromagnetic...

09 Nov 2023 TOM CHEN
What fields and industries can benefit from FDTD simulations?
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What fields and industries can benefit from FDTD simulations?

The finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method, as implemented in Tidy3D, is used to rigorously solve Maxwell’s equations to quantitatively describe the complex interactions of electromagnetic waves...

09 Nov 2023 TOM CHEN
Tidy3D Modeling of a Hyperbolic Surface Phonon Polariton Metamaterial
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Tidy3D Modeling of a Hyperbolic Surface Phonon Polariton Metamaterial

Nanophotonics is an emerging field that involves the study and application of light-matter interactions at the nanoscale. In recent years, advances in nanofabrication techniques have...

02 Aug 2023 Tom Chen
Tidy3D Modeling of Exceptional Coupling for Waveguide Crosstalk Reduction
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Tidy3D Modeling of Exceptional Coupling for Waveguide Crosstalk Reduction

Current technological trends emphasize the dense integration of photonic components on a chip. However, as the proximity between these components increases, the issue of crosstalk...

11 Jul 2023 Tom Chen
Groundbreaking Simulation Confirms Half-Century-Old Nobel-Winning Wave Theory
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Groundbreaking Simulation Confirms Half-Century-Old Nobel-Winning Wave Theory

If you’ve ever tried to understand the mysteries of wave physics, you may have come across a seemingly elusive phenomenon known as Anderson localization. Proposed...

08 Jun 2023 Tom Chen
Tidy3D Modeling of a Non-Hermitian Photonic System
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Tidy3D Modeling of a Non-Hermitian Photonic System

The field of non-Hermitian photonics has seen rapid growth in recent years, with new theoretical insights and experimental demonstrations being reported all the time. Recently,...

08 Jun 2023 Tom Chen
From Intuition to Precision: How Tidy3D Empowered Lumotive's Breakthrough in LiDAR 2.0
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From Intuition to Precision: How Tidy3D Empowered Lumotive's Breakthrough in LiDAR 2.0

Lumotive is a technology startup based in Redmond, Washington. It is a leading developer of optical semiconductors which are changing the rules for LiDAR across...

07 May 2023 Tom Chen
Efficiency and Agility in Quantum Photonic Design: memQ's Journey with Tidy3D
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Efficiency and Agility in Quantum Photonic Design: memQ's Journey with Tidy3D

Leading a project to optimize photonic device design, Dr. Sean Sullivan, CTO at memQ Inc., was hampered by slow photonic simulation solutions, which slowed the...

03 May 2023 Tom Chen
Tidy3D helps MIT researchers design a highly efficient spatial light modulator
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Tidy3D helps MIT researchers design a highly efficient spatial light modulator

In a recent breakthrough published in Nature Photonics, a high-efficiency, high-bandwidth spatial light modulator (SLM) has been developed. The work, led by Chris Panuski and...

28 Dec 2022 Tom Chen
Shanhui Fan Awarded the R. W. Wood Prize
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Shanhui Fan Awarded the R. W. Wood Prize

Flexcompute Co-Founder and Stanford Professor Shanhui Fan was awarded the 2022 R. W. Wood Prize by Optica for his contributions to the fields of photonics...

27 Apr 2022 Tom Chen