|License and Copyright|
Please cite Meep and its authors in any publication for which you found it useful, thanks!
The best publication to cite for Meep is our paper on the package as a whole:
- Ardavan F. Oskooi, David Roundy, Mihai Ibanescu, Peter Bermel, J. D. Joannopoulos, and Steven G. Johnson, “MEEP: A flexible free-software package for electromagnetic simulations by the FDTD method,” Computer Physics Communications 181, 687–702 (2010). (bibtex) (journal page)
If you want a one-sentence description of the algorithm for inclusion in a publication, we recommend something like:
- Simulations were performed with the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method [ref FDTD], using a freely available software package [ref Meep].
where as a general reference on the FDTD method you might use, for example, Allen Taflove and Susan C. Hagness, Computational Electrodynamics: The Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method (Artech: Norwood, MA, 2000).
If you use the harminv feature to extract resonant-mode frequencies and/or decay rates, then you probably want to also cite the "filter diagonalization method" used by harminv: V. A. Mandelshtam and H. S. Taylor, "Harmonic inversion of time signals," J. Chem. Phys. 107 (17), 6756-6769 (1997). Erratum, ibid. 109 (10), 4128 (1998).
We also have two papers specifically on the subpixel averaging technique developed for Meep, which you might want to read/cite if you are interested in this specific feature:
- Ardavan Farjadpour, David Roundy, Alejandro Rodriguez, Mihai Ibanescu, Peter Bermel, J. D. Joannopoulos, Steven G. Johnson, and Geoffrey Burr, "Improving accuracy by subpixel smoothing in FDTD," Optics Letters 31 (20), 2972–2974 (2006).
- A. F. Oskooi, C. Kottke, and S. G. Johnson, “Accurate finite-difference time-domain simulation of anisotropic media by subpixel smoothing,” Optics Letters 34, 2778–2780 (2009). (bibtex)