Phase field method to optimize dielectric devices for electromagnetic wave propagation

Akihiro Takezawa*, Mitsuru Kitamura


研究成果: Article査読

15 被引用数 (Scopus)


We discuss a phase field method for shape optimization in the context of electromagnetic wave propagation. The proposed method has the same functional capabilities as the level set method for shape optimization. The first advantage of the method is the simplicity of computation, since extra operations such as re-initialization of functions are not required. The second is compatibility with the topology optimization method due to the similar domain representation and the sensitivity analysis. Structural shapes are represented by the phase field function defined in the design domain, and this function is optimized by solving a time-dependent reaction diffusion equation. The artificial double-well potential function used in the equation is derived from sensitivity analysis. We study four types of 2D or 2.5D (axisymmetric) optimization problems. Two are the classical problems of photonic crystal design based on the Bloch theory and photonic crystal wave guide design, and two are the recent topics of designing dielectric left-handed metamaterials and dielectric ring resonators.

ジャーナルJournal of Computational Physics
出版ステータスPublished - 2014 1月 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 数値解析
  • モデリングとシミュレーション
  • 物理学および天文学(その他)
  • 物理学および天文学(全般)
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • 計算数学
  • 応用数学


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