Technical Papers and Presentations

Here you will find presentations given at COMSOL Conferences around the globe. The presentations explore the innovative research and products designed by your peers using COMSOL Multiphysics. Research topics span a wide array of industries and application areas, including the electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical disciplines. Use the Quick Search to find presentations pertaining to your application area.

An All-Purpose Full-Vectorial Finite Element Model for Arbitrarily Shaped Crossed-Gratings

G. Demésy[1], F. Zolla[1], A. Nicolet[1], and M. Commandré[1]
[1]Institut Fresnel, Université Aix-Marseille III, École Centrale de Marseille, France

We demonstrate the accuracy of the Finite Element Method (FEM) to characterize an arbitrarily shaped crossed-grating in a multilayered stack illuminated by an arbitrarily polarized plane wave under oblique incidence. To our knowledge, this is the first time that 3D diffraction efficiencies are calculated using the FEM. The method has been validated using classical cases found in the literature. ...

Periodic Near-field Enhancement on Metal-Dielectric Interfacial Gratings at Optimized Azimuthal Orientation

M. Csete[1,2], X. Hu[1], A. Sipos[2], A. Szalai[2], A. Mathesz[2], and K. Berggren[1]

[1]Research Laboratory of Electronics, Nanostructures Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA
[2]Department of Optics and Quantum Electronics, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

The effect of plasmon-wavelength scaled gratings on the surface plasmon resonance is studied experimentally and theoretically. The model samples are multi-layers containing laser fabricated gratings at bimetal-polymer interfaces. Dual-angle dependent surface plasmon resonance measurements are performed illuminating the samples by monochromatic light in Kretschmann arrangement. The ...

Prediction of the Transmitted Light Through a Nano-Aperture of SNOM Probes

G. Louarn, S. Taleb, and S. Cuenot
Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel, Nantes

The knowledge of the light propagation through a nanometer-size aperture is crucial for Scanning Optical Near Field Microscopy (SNOM). In this work, we address a numerical study of the transmitted electric field through a SNOM probe. The influence of the wavelength is also studied. Our results show that the logarithmic power decreases linearly as a function of the aperture size, and the ...

Untersuchung der Polarisationseigenschaften einer mikrostrukturierten optischen Faser unter dem Einfluss äußerer Belastung

A. Unger[1], and K.H. Witte[2]
[1] FH-Wiesbaden, Fachbereich Physikalische Technik, Rüsselsheim;
[2] FH-Wiesbaden, Fachbereich Elektrotechnik, Rüsselsheim

Mit Hilfe des Softwareprogramms COMSOL zur Modellierung physikalischer Vorgänge wurden die Polarisationseigenschaften einer mikrostrukturierten Singlemodefaser untersucht. Ausgangspunkt der Simulationen waren experimentelle Untersuchungen, nach denen diese Faser eine ungewöhnlich starke Doppelbrechung aufwies. Die Doppelbrechung der Faser und damit ihre Fähigkeit zur Polarisationserhaltung ...

Multiphysics Investigation of Thermo-optic Effects in Silicon-on-Insulator Waveguide Arrays

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.

Charge Carrier Motion in Semiconductors

B. Kreisler, G. Anton, J. Durst, and T. Michel
Physikalisches Institut Abt. IV, Erlangen

The motion of free charge carriers in semiconductors was simulated using the convection and diffusion module in COMSOL. The focus of this work is the sensor layer of the Medipix2 x-ray detector, in our case made of silicon. The charge cloud generated by photon interactions within the sensor material moves through the material due to an applied electric field. The charges are collected by the ...

Magnetic Liquids for Lab-on-a-chip and Rapid Diagnostics Applications

H. Köser
Yale University

In this presentation we outline our recent work on Magnetic Liquids, and the great number of application areas these are used. Ferrofluids are nanometer sized magnetic particles, covered by a surfactant, suspended in a carrier medium compatible with the surfactant material. Ferrofluids are applicable to a great and ever increasing number of application areas, such as: • Liquid Seals and ...

An Efficient Approach to Identifying a Complete Photonic Band Gap in Two-dimensional Photonic Crystals with Omnidirectional Light Propagation

R. F. Jao1,2, and M.-C. Lin1
1NanoScience Simulation Laboratory, Department of Physics, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei County, Taiwan
2Department of Physics, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Omnidirectional light propagation in two-dimensional (2D) photonic crystals (PCs) is investigated. An efficient approach to identifying a complete photonic band gap (PBG) in 2D PCs has been developed. The in-plane band structure of 2D photonic crystals is calculated by an adaptive finite element method, as implemented in COMSOL. By adopting the suitable boundary conditions, the eigenvalues can be ...

Investigating Photonic Crystals

M.-C. Lin
NanoScience Simulation Laboratory, Department of Physics, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

The outline for this presentation on photonic crystals is:IntroductionMotivationOne-Dimensional Photonic CrystalsTwo-Dimensional Photonic CrystalsSummary and Future Work

Influence of Geometric Disorder on the Band Structure of a Photonic Crystal

I. Ponomarev 1, M. Bayer2, and T. Reinecke1
1Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA
2Universität Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany

The influence of disorder on the optical mode spectrum of chains of coupled micron-sized microcavities has been studied both experimentally and theoretically with the help of COMSOL. The disorder is introduced by systematic variation of cavity sizes. The resulting spectra are interpreted in terms of modified dispersion for propagation along the chains accompanied by the appearance of localized ...

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