Notes to come.
Some resources for understanding Adjoint based Photonics optimization are:
- Adjoint shape optimization applied to electromagnetic design
- Shape optimization of nanophotonic devices using the adjoint method
- Owen Miller (Berkeley, Yablonovitch group): Photonic Design: From Fundamental Solar Cell Physics to Computational Inverse Design
- http://optoelectronics.eecs.berkeley.edu/ThesisOwenMiller.pdf Focuses on the continuous adjoint method for electomagnetics, and has some very good intuitive explanations.
- Paul Hansen (Stanford, Lambertus Hesselink group): Adjoint Sensitivity Analysis for NanoPhotonic Structures
- http://purl.stanford.edu/zm205vy5828 Very thorough thesis on the mathematics, implementations and limitations of both Discrete and Continuous Adjoint methods
- Samarth Bhargava (Berkeley, Yablonovitch group): Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording: Fundamental Limits to Inverse Electromagnetic Design
- http://optoelectronics.eecs.berkeley.edu/BhargavaDissertation.pdf Some neat applications of Continuous adjoint methods for HAMR (Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording) optical antenna design
- Vidya Ganapati (Berkeley, Yablonovitch group): Optical Design Considerations for High Conversion Efficiency in Photovoltaics
- http://optoelectronics.eecs.berkeley.edu/GanapatiDissertation.pdf Optimal surfaces for light concentration in Solar Cells
- Christopher Lalau-Keraly (Berkeley, Yablonovitch group): Optimizing Nanophotonics: from Photoreceivers to Waveguides
- https://www2.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2017/EECS-2017-20.pdf Applications for Silicon Photonics