A. ?ampa, M. Topi?
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Ljubljana, Slovenia
In thin-film solar cells (a-Si:H, µc-Si:H, CIGS, etc.) scattering of light is very important to increase absorption of light in the active layers of solar cells. Today the most efficient thin-film solar cells are designed or deposited on random textured transparent conductive oxides (TCO). In order to study the scattering properties of the surface texture we have developed a numerical model in ...
D. Grabovi?ki?, J.C. González, P. Benítez, J.C. Miñano
Cedint Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Negative Refractive Lens (NRL) has shown that an optical system can produce images with details below the classic Abbe diffraction limit. This optical system transmits the electromagnetic fields, emitted by an object plane, towards an image plane producing the same field distribution in both planes. Recently, two devices with positive refraction, the Maxwell Fish Eye lens (MFE) (Leonhardt et al. ...
Complex K-Bands Calculation for Plasmonic Crystal Slabs by Means of Weak Formulation of Helmholtz's Eigenvalue Equation
G. Parisi, P. Zilio, F. Romanato
University of Padova, Padova, Italy
We present a Finite Element Method (FEM) to calculate the complex valued k(?) dispersion curves of a photonic crystal slab in presence of both dispersive and lossy materials. In particular the method can be exploited to study plasmonic crystal slabs. We adopt Perfectly Matched Layers (PMLs) in order to truncate the open boundaries of the model, including their related anisotropic permittivity and ...
S. Tuccio , A. Alabastri, L. Razzari, A. Toma, C. Liberale, R. Proietti Zaccaria, F. De Angelis, G. Das, E. di Fabrizio
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy
Nanoantennas have been successfully employed in a wide set of applications. We show the possibility to expand usual nanoantenna functionalities in the THz domain with a gold dipole nanoantenna. We considered an array of aligned planar gold nanoantennas over a silicon substrate. The high near field enhancement, localized at the device ends, indicates potential uses for THz spectroscopy and ...
Y.A. Urzhumov[,], N.I. Landy[,], C. Ciraci, D.R. Smith[,]
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Linear wave propagation through inhomogeneous structures of size R?? (Fig.1) is a computationally challenging problem, in particular when using finite element methods, due to the steep increase of the number of degrees of freedom as a function of R/?. Fortunately, when the geometry of the problem possesses symmetries, one may choose an appropriate basis in which the stiffness matrix of the ...
Voxtel, Inc, Beaverton, OR, USA
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA
In this paper the heat transfer module in COMSOL is utilized to simulate internal heating of an Avalanche Photodiode due to light-induced current through a resistivity that depends on charge carrier concentrations in the device. Initial tests are done by modeling the heating process on a previously-solved silicon p-n junction as a proof of concept before advancing to a more complicated geometry. ...
P. Gagnon, H. Manouzi, M. El Amraoui, Y. Messaddeq
Laval University, Quebec City, QC, Canada
An important step in designing a microstructured optical fiber is the computation and management of its dispersion curve. It is well-known that computing chromatic dispersion can be done analytically for certain geometries (e.g. step-index fibers), but no such analytical methods is known in the realm of microstructured optical fibers. Figure 1, Figure 2, and Figure 3 illustrate cross-sections of ...
Thickness Designs for Micro-Thermoelectric Generators Using Three Dimensional PDE Coefficient-COMSOL Multiphysics 4.2a Analysis
S. Seif, K. Cadien
Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Predicting the optimum thickness and gap size between n-type and p-type legs of micro thermoelectric devices are the major challenges in designing micro thermo electric generators. We have reported the gap size and optimal thickness for optimal output power. We found that the gap size should be 0.1 microns; but, depending on fabrication capability, the gap size can be varied from 0.1 to 6 ...
G.G. Gentili, S. Pietralunga, M. Bolzoni
Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Milano, Italy
INFN-CNR, Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie, Milano, Italy
Grating-assisted optical coupling into long-range modes of strip plasmonic waveguides is analyzed by a 3D numerical simulation with COMSOL Multiphysics. We used the RF Module and its scattering formulation. A comparison with results obtained using the common 2D approximated analysis is shown for the case of 1D grating coupler and input Gaussian beam. Excited diffracted modal field distribution is ...
K. Tarnowski, W. Salejda
Institute of Physics, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland
Currently there is much interest in electromagnetic metamaterials [1-9]. In our work we have focused on design of tunable metamaterial which can be made within available technology. In proposed design we use metallic split-ring resonators and thin-wires (Figure 1). Moreover we have decided to introduce nematic liquid crystal layer in design to obtain tunability (Figure 2). One can control ...