Simulating steady state performance of high quality factor (Q) resonant RF structures is computationally difficult for structures with sizes on the order of more than a few wavelengths because of the long times (on the order of ~ 0.1 ms) required to achieve steady state in comparison with maximum time step that can be used in the simulation (typically, on the order of ~ 1 ps). This paper presents analytical and computational approaches that can be used to accelerate the simulation of the steady state performance of such structures. The basis of the proposed approach is the utilization of a larger amplitude signal at the beginning to achieve steady state earlier relative to the nominal input signal. The methodology for finding the necessary input signal is then discussed in detail, and the validity of the approach is evaluated.
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