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multipole decomposition of dielectric nanoparticles in an array

Juan Luis Garcia, CSIC

These files of COMSOL and MATLAB make the calculation of the electromagnetic fields for a hexagonal array of Silicon hemispheres over a dielectric (mesoporous titania) array of cylinders with the same arrangement over a base layer of the dielectric on top a silica substrate.
The multipole decomposition of the particles is made and the surface energy and reflectance are calculated.

If you use this files, please, cite as
Molet, P., Gil-Herrera, L., Garcia-Pomar, J., Caselli, N., Blanco, Á., López, C., & Mihi, A. (2020).
Large area metasurfaces made with spherical silicon resonators, Nanophotonics, 9(4), 943-951.

1.Download the files from (exceed the limit here)
2. Create a folder called C:\datacomsol\
3. Change the geometric and materials parameters if you want.
4. Run the COMSOL files (v.5.5) (_RF for Radiofrequency module or _WO for Wave optics module).
5. Clear all the tables in Tables.
6. Evaluate all the derived values.
7. Export all the data in Export.
8. run Matlab file (v.2010b).

User Comments

Jan 31, 2023 at 3:58pm UTC

As far as I understand, you use equations for multipole decomposition of SCATTERED LIGHT by A SINGLE ISOLATED PARTICLE, and apply these formulas for particles in a n array, which seems to be incorrect from the beginning.
Next, multipole decomposition decomposes scattered light, and contribution from each multipole moment is well defined. Therefore, when applied properly (i.e., for a single isolated particle), one can compare total scattered field (or, simply, total scattering) with a sum of contributions from considered multipoles and verify, whether chosen number of multipoles is enough to accurately describe the scattering.

Entry submitter
Oct 25, 2023 at 12:30pm UTC

You can apply this method for metasurfaces due the interaction between particles is included in the internal fields.
This works apart from the manuscript where the experimental reflection fits with the theoretical
you can see the same approach in and the references therein in order to calculate the reflectance due to the multipoles Eq 15-17

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