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Convergence issues for FDTD simulation of plasmonic gold nanowire

    • Chris Kopetski
      Ansys Employee
      I am trying to get the plasmonic modes on a gold nanowire placed over a gold thin film. The results are not converging and the auto shut off level is not decreasing.nnQuestion migrated from the Lumerical Knowledge Exchangen
    • Chris Kopetski
      Ansys Employee
      The FDTD convergence testing page is the best place to find tips and methodology to help with convergence testing. nA few specific suggestions:nThe simulation volume is larger than it needs to be. Just include about 1/2 a wavelength of space around the edge of the structurenStart by using a larger mesh so the simulation runs fasternAdd a movie monitor so you can see where the instability in the fields comes fromnn
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