1. What device are you trying to simulate? Include diagrams if available.
2. What results are you trying to obtain? Be as specific as possible.
3. Description of the problem or issue.
How I can interpret the transmission response normalized to source intensity? The transmission response normalized to source intensity has similar, if not the same, shape of graph as transmission response normalized to source power. However, the unit is different. The transmission response normalized to source power is unitless while the transmission response normalized to source intensity is area. Here are my questions:
(1) How can I interpret the transmission response normalized to source intensity? For instance, what does it mean by 1.4 m^2 (cross-section) at 300nm?
The green line and red line represent the cross-section areas of the sphere and TFSF source. Is there a meaning to the interception between the green line and cross-section?
(2) Another question is about the Lumerical software calculation. Is there a difference between the calculation done by Lumerical software between source power and power flowing through a monitor? The user can set the area for both. According to Lumerical, source power is proportional to the area of the source. In Lumerical, is the calculation of the power flowing through a monitor related to the area of the monitor?
(3) I am simulating an optical filter with a cavity where the light will be going through. If I adjust the area of the power source to be similar to the size of the cavity where the light will be going through, will I get a relatively accurate result of the transmission graph when I normalize the transmission response to the source power?
4. Lumerical product and software version.