tidy3d.Box#

class tidy3d.Box#
Rectangular prism.

Also base class for Simulation, Monitor, and Source.

Parameters
  • center (Tuple[float, float, float] = (0.0, 0.0, 0.0)) – [units = um]. Center of object in x, y, and z.

  • size (Tuple[NonNegativeFloat, NonNegativeFloat, NonNegativeFloat]) – [units = um]. Size in x, y, and z directions.

Example

>>> b = Box(center=(1,2,3), size=(2,2,2))

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Fields
  • size (Tuple[pydantic.types.NonNegativeFloat, pydantic.types.NonNegativeFloat, pydantic.types.NonNegativeFloat])

attribute size: Tuple[pydantic.types.NonNegativeFloat, pydantic.types.NonNegativeFloat, pydantic.types.NonNegativeFloat] [Required]#

Size in x, y, and z directions.

classmethod from_bounds(rmin: Tuple[float, float, float], rmax: Tuple[float, float, float], **kwargs)#

Constructs a Box from minimum and maximum coordinate bounds

Parameters
  • rmin (Tuple[float, float, float]) – (x, y, z) coordinate of the minimum values.

  • rmax (Tuple[float, float, float]) – (x, y, z) coordinate of the maximum values.

Example

>>> b = Box.from_bounds(rmin=(-1, -2, -3), rmax=(3, 2, 1))
inside(x, y, z) bool#

Returns True if point (x,y,z) inside volume of geometry.

Parameters
  • x (float) – Position of point in x direction.

  • y (float) – Position of point in y direction.

  • z (float) – Position of point in z direction.

Returns

Whether point (x,y,z) is inside geometry.

Return type

bool

intersections(x: Optional[float] = None, y: Optional[float] = None, z: Optional[float] = None)#

Returns shapely geometry at plane specified by one non None value of x,y,z.

Parameters
  • x (float = None) – Position of plane in x direction, only one of x,y,z can be specified to define plane.

  • y (float = None) – Position of plane in y direction, only one of x,y,z can be specified to define plane.

  • z (float = None) – Position of plane in z direction, only one of x,y,z can be specified to define plane.

Returns

List of 2D shapes that intersect plane. For more details refer to Shapely’s Documentaton.

Return type

List[shapely.geometry.base.BaseGeometry]

classmethod surfaces(size: Tuple[pydantic.types.NonNegativeFloat, pydantic.types.NonNegativeFloat, pydantic.types.NonNegativeFloat], center: Tuple[float, float, float], **kwargs)#

Returns a list of 6 Box instances corresponding to each surface of a 3D volume. The output surfaces are stored in the order [x-, x+, y-, y+, z-, z+], where x, y, and z denote which axis is perpendicular to that surface, while “-” and “+” denote the direction of the normal vector of that surface. If a name is provided, each output surface’s name will be that of the provided name appended with the above symbols. E.g., if the provided name is “box”, the x+ surfaces’s name will be “box_x+”.

Parameters
  • size (Tuple[float, float, float]) – Size of object in x, y, and z directions.

  • center (Tuple[float, float, float]) – Center of object in x, y, and z.

Example

>>> b = Box.surfaces(size=(1, 2, 3), center=(3, 2, 1))
property bounds: Tuple[Tuple[float, float, float], Tuple[float, float, float]]#

Returns bounding box min and max coordinates.

Returns

Min and max bounds packaged as (minx, miny, minz), (maxx, maxy, maxz).

Return type

Tuple[float, float, float], Tuple[float, float float]

property geometry#

Box representation of self (used for subclasses of Box).

Returns

Instance of Box representing self’s geometry.

Return type

Box