A novel hybrid simulation based on the coupled Maxwell-Schrödinger equations has been utilized to investigate, accurately, the dynamics of electron confined in a one-dimensional potential and subjected to time-dependent electromagnetic fields. A detailed comparison has been made for the computational results between the Maxwell-Schrödinger and conventional Maxwell-Newton approaches, for two distinct cases, namely, characterized by harmonic and anharmonic electrostatic confining potentials. The results obtained by the two approaches agree very well for the harmonic potential while disagree quantitatively for the anharmonic potential. This clearly indicates that the Maxwell-Schrödinger scheme is indispensable to multi-physics simulation particularly when the anharmonicity effect plays an essential role.
"Hybrid Simulation of Maxwell-Schrodinger Equations for Multi-Physics Problems Characterized by Anharmonic Electrostatic Potential (Invited Paper)," Progress In Electromagnetics Research,
Vol. 148, 73-82, 2014. doi:10.2528/PIER14063001
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