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ABSTRACT: A hybrid numerical technique for solving coupled Schrödinger and Maxwell's equations for the simulation of nano-devices is presented. The finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method is applied to Schrödinger's equation, while the locally one-dimensional finite-difference time-domain (LOD-FDTD) method is applied to Maxwell's equations for efficient simulation of the coupled equations. Results of the proposed approach are compared to those obtained via the conventional FDTD method.
IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters 02/2010; · 1.95 Impact Factor