F. Magno, F. Dell’Olio, and V.M.N. Passaro
Politecnico di Bari
A theoretical investigation of thermo-optic effect in Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) rib waveguides and waveguide arrays by means of the Finite Element Method (FEM) has been carried out. Both static and dynamic analyses have been performed.
F. Dell’Olio, F. De Leonardis, and V.M.N. Passaro
Politecnico di Bari
One of the most important requirements of any integrated optical technology is the ability to perform optical modulation, which permits to encode a bit stream onto the optical carrier provided by the laser source. In this paper a multiphysics model for silicon modulators adopting a Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) structure is presented.
A. Secchi, V. Foglietti, E. Cianci, L. Pierno, and M. Dispenza
 CNR-IFN, Italy
 SELEX-SI, Italy
The subject of this work is the design of a LiNbO3 electro-optic tuned Bragg filter to be used as an amplitude modulator. We analyze in detail the realized waveguide and simulate the grating, developing a fabrication methodology for building the Bragg modulator by niobate core etching. Finally, we evaluate the performance of the modulator, using the finite element method analysis.
NATO Undersea Research Centre, La spezia
In water we can’t see far, because light and electromagnetic waves are absorbed over relatively short distances. In contrast, sound travels very well in water In fact it is well known that marine mammals rely on sound for communication over large distances, and some of them even use sound to locate their target while hunting. In this presentation we provide an overview of the principles of ...
N.Bianco, O.Manca, S. Nardini, and S. Tamburrino
Università degli Studi di Napoli, Italy
Transient three-dimensional temperature distribution in a solid, irradiated by a moving Gaussian laser beam, was investigated numerically by means of COMSOL Multiphysics. Convection and radiation from the work-piece surfaces as well as variable thermophysical properties are accounted for.
F. Rossi, R. Pini, and L. Menabuoni
 Istituto di Fisica Applicata, CNR, Firenze
 U.O. Oculistica, Prato
3D model analysis of the temperature dynamics during a welding process is presented. Bio-heat equation described laser-tissue interaction in porcine and human eyes, simulating the surgery conditions. The modeled behavior of the superficial cornea temperature was compared with direct measurements performed by an infrared thermo-camera. The results indicated a selective, spatially-confined ...
M. Benetti, and E. Dragoni
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
This paper deals with the nonlinear magnetic analysis of a 100 Nm, multi-disc, magnetorheological fluid rotary brake or clutch, carried out with COMSOL Multiphysics. Along with the results of the analysis, the paper presents merits and limitations found in the use of the software and introduces current efforts to include in future simulations the thermal and the mechanical responses of the ...
A. Lavacchi, U. Bardi, S. Caporali, A. Fossati, and I. Perissi
University of Firenze
In the present paper we report the results obtained applying COMSOL Multiphysics to the numerical simulation of Cyclic Voltammetries (CV’s) at microelecrodes arrays. CV’s at inlaid micro disk electrode arrays have been simulated showing how the electrochemical response is affected by geometrical parameters such as the electrode radius and the distance among the electrode canters.
C. Cherubini[1,2], S. Filippi[1,2], and A. Gizzi
 Università Campus Biomedico di Roma
 University of Rome
This article discusses the RMN import of a brain geometry in COMSOL Multiphysics via an interpolating function. The physical property associated with the grayscale is the diffusivity tensor, assumed here to be isotropic but inhomogeneous. Applications to anti-tumor drug delivery and cancer growth processes are discussed.
S. Filippi[1,2], and C. Cherubini[1,2]
 Facoltà di Ingegneria Università Campus Biomedico di Roma
 International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics, University of Rome
This article presents different applications of COMSOL Multiphysics in the context of the mathematical modeling of biological systems. Simulations of excitable media like cardiac and neural tissues are discussed. --------------------------------- Keynote speaker's biography: Simonetta Filippi is member of the Engineering Faculty at the University Campus Biomedico and of the ...