By Kenneth Diest (auth.), Kenneth Diest (eds.)

This e-book describes a comparatively new strategy for the layout of electromagnetic metamaterials. Numerical optimization workouts are mixed with electromagnetic simulations to tailor the broadband optical houses of a metamaterial to have predetermined responses at predetermined wavelengths.

After a overview of either the key efforts in the box of metamaterials and the sphere of mathematical optimization, chapters masking either gradient-based and derivative-free layout tools are thought of. chosen issues together with surrogate-base optimization, adaptive mesh seek, and genetic algorithms are proven to be potent, gradient-free optimization techniques. also, new thoughts for representing dielectric distributions in dimensions, together with point units, are proven as powerful equipment for gradient-based optimization.

Each bankruptcy starts off with a rigorous overview of the optimization technique used, and is via a variety of examples that mix the method with both electromagnetic simulations or analytical suggestions of the scattering challenge. in the course of the textual content, we handle the strengths and boundaries of every approach, in addition to which numerical tools are most suitable for various kinds of metamaterial designs. This publication is meant to supply an in depth adequate therapy of the mathematical equipment used, in addition to adequate examples and extra references, that senior point undergraduates or graduate scholars who're new to the fields of plasmonics, metamaterials, or optimization equipment; comprehend which techniques are best-suited for his or her paintings and the way to enforce the equipment themselves.

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