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Returns the total spectral average power injected into the simulation by the source. See the Units and normalization - Spectral averaging section for more information.

 

This script function calculates the following quantities, depending on whether the normalization state is cwnorm or nonorm:

 

where sourcepower is the quantity returned by the sourcepower script function, s(w) is returned by sourcenorm, and ω=2πf. Typically, this function should be used in the cwnorm state. Also see the sourcenorm2_pavg script function.

 

Supported Product: FDTD, MODE

 

Syntax

Description

out = sourcepower_avg;

Returns the spectrally averaged source power as defined above.

out = sourcepower_avg(option);

The additional argument, option, can have a value of 1 or 2. If it is 2, the data is unfolded where possible according to the symmetry or anti-symmetric boundaries if it comes from a monitor that intersect such a boundary at x min, y min or z min. The default value of option is 2.

out = sourcepower_avg(option, "sourcename");

This option allows you to obtain the spectrum of one source, rather than the sum of all sources. This option is only needed for simulations with multiple sources.

 

Example

Please refer to sourcepower and Spectral averaging - Usage

 

See Also

sourcenorm2_avg, sourcepower, sourcepower_pavg, transmission_avg, sourceintensity_avg, cwnorm, nonorm, Units and Normalization, Spectral averaging

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