Course Paperwork
 (PDF) Syllabus
Course Assignments
Homework
Final Project
Lecture Notes (PDF)
Topic 1  Preliminary Topics
Topic 2  OneDimensional FDTD
Topic 3  TwoDimensional FDTD
Topic 4  Device Simulation Examples
Topic 5  Advanced Topics in FDTD
Topic 6  Final Notes
Other Resources
 (Web) Getting Started with MATLAB
 Stereo image of a 3D Yee cell. Adjust the image size until it is just under 10 cm wide.
 (Web) Understanding the FiniteDifference TimeDomain Method (EBook)
 (Zip) FDTD MATLAB Files

 draw1d.p — This function is used in onedimensional FDTD to efficiently visualize the electric and magnetic field superimposed onto the materials across the entire grid.
 draw2d.p — This function is used in twodimensional FDTD to efficiently visualize the field superimposed onto the materials across the entire grid.
 polyfill.p — This function creates arbitrary polygons on a 2D array given the list of vertices around the perimeter of the polygon.
 polyfill_demo.m — This MATLAB program demonstrates the use of polyfill() to create an arbitrary polygon on a 2D grid.
 flagcmap.m — This function creates colormaps for the country flags of the members of the EM Lab.
 test_hw8_prob1.p — This function is used in Homework #8 to test the values assigned to the PML conductivity terms. See Homework #8 for details.
 test_hw8_prob2.p — This function is used in Homework #8 to test the values calculated in the update coefficients. See Homework #8 for details.
 Note: The above items are protected function files and have a “.p” extension. They work just like “.m” files, but they cannot be opened to view the code inside them.

 (PDF) Help headers for draw1d(), draw2d() and polyfill().