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.

Designing a Smart Skin with Fractal Geometry

S. Ni, C. Yang Koh, S. Kooi, and E. Thomas
Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies
Dept. of Materials Science and Eng.
Cambridge, MA

Recently, the concepts of fractal geometry have been introduced into electromagnetic and plasmonic metamaterials. With their self-similarity, structures based on fractal geometry should exhibit multi-band character with high Q factors due to the scaling law. However, there exist few studies of phononic metamaterials having fractal geometry. COMSOL is used to investigate vector elastic and ...

Heterodimensional Charge-Carrier Confinement in Sub-Monolayer InAs in GaAs - new

S. Harrison[1], M. Young[1], M. Hayne[1], P. D. Hodgson[1], R. J. Young[1], A. Strittmatter[2], A. Lenz[2], U. W. Pohl[2], D. Bimberg[2]
[1]Department of Physics, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
[2]Institut für Festkörperphysik, Berlin, Germany

Low-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures, in which charge carriers are confined in a number of spatial dimensions, are the focus of much solid-state physics research, offering superior optical and electronic properties over their bulk counterparts. Both two-dimensional (2D) and zero-dimensional (0D) structures have seen wide-ranging applications in laser diodes, solar cells and LEDs to name ...

Tunable Fano-Resonance in Terahertz Metamaterials

B. R. Sangala[1], H. Surdi[1], P. Deshmukh[1], A. V. Gopal[1], S. S. Prabhu[1], G. Rana[2]
[1]Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
[2]Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Terahertz radiation (THz) is defined to have frequencies from 0.1-10 THz (1 THz=1e12 Hz). This radiation lies between microwave and infrared radiations in the electromagnetic spectrum. Metamaterials are designed periodic materials that show exotic properties to light and sound. Metamaterials are good candidates for manipulating THz because natural materials have a weak response to it. Several ...

Low Cost All Optical Swept Source for Optical Communication Applications

J. T. Andrews[1], S. Chaurasiya[1], O. P. Chaudhary[1], D. Agarwal[1]
[1]National MEMS Design, Department of Applied Physics, Shri G S Institute of Technology & Science, Indore Madhya Pradesh, India

By introducing a periodic modulation in a waveguide, it is possible to create an interaction between forward-traveling and backward-traveling modes of an optical waveguide. Bragg grating may be a one dimensional diffraction grating which diffracts light from the forward-traveling mode into the backward traveling mode. Since the Bragg grating reflects at the wavelength for which it is ...

Full-Wave Analysis of Nanoscale Optical Trapping

E. Furlani, and A. Baev
The Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA

Plasmonic-based optical trapping is in its infancy and growing rapidly. Research in this area will significantly advance fundamental understanding in fields such as nanophotonics and biophotonics. Novel plasmonic trapping structures and systems can be designed and optimized using the COMSOL RF solver.   We present a study of plasmonicbased optical trapping of neutral sub-wavelength ...

The Effect of Space Charge due to the Auto-Ionization of Neutral, Hydrogenic States in Point-Contact Germanium Detectors at MilliKelvin Temperatures - new

D. Faiez[1], N. Mirabolfathi[1], B. Sadoulet[1], K. M. Sundqvist[2]
[1]Department of Physics, University of California - Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
[2]Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

A class of semiconducting detectors, operated at temperature T~50mK, has direct application to the search for dark matter particle, when are able to simultaneously measure both the ionization and phonons created by particle interactions. We explore the effect of space charge accumulation in a germanium p-type point contact detector which arises due to the auto-ionization of hydrogenic ...

Design and Characterization of MOEMS Optical Tweezers

J. A. Andrews[1], R. Chaubey[1], G. Dwivedi[1], V. Dwivedi[1], N. Sagar[1]
[1]National MEMS Design Center, Department of Applied Physics, Shri G S Institute of Technology & Science, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Optical tweezers work on the idea of non-contact Optical Pressure felt by transparent particles, when shined by coherent light source such as lasers. On the other hand when light falls on the metal it excites the electron inside it and make them free. When these free electron cloud moving in an harmonic frequency it satisfies the resonance condition called surface plasmon resonance (SPR). We ...

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 ...

Super-lattice Effects in Ordered Core-shell Nanorod Arrays Detected by Raman Spectroscopy

A. Alabastri, R. Krahne, A. Giugni, G. Das, R. P. Zaccaria, M. Zanella, I. Franchini, and E. di Fabrizio
Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)
Genoa, Italy

We studied the optical phonon excitations (LO) of ordered arrays of dot/ rod core-shell CdSe/ CdS nanorods by Raman spectroscopy. Upon deposition on planar substrates the nanorods formed super-lattice structures via side-by side assembly into tracks over some microns of length. COMSOL Multiphysics software has been used to calculate the magnitude of the electric field generated by the ...

Optical Manipulation of Microscopic Objects

R. Ozawa
Yokohama University

In recent years, optical manipulation using optical radiation pressure has been widely studied. In this study, the radiation pressure exerted on various kinds of microscopic objects with different laser beams was evaluated by COMSOL Multiphysics software. By changing beam shapes, microscopic objects can be trapped and rotated. This paper is in Japanese.

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