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Wave Optics Modulex

Scatterer on Substrate

A plane TE-polarized electromagnetic wave is incident on a gold nanoparticle on a dielectric substrate. The absorption and scattering cross-sections of the particle are computed for a few different polar and azimuthal angles of incidence. The model first computes a background field from ... Read More

Band-Gap Analysis of a Photonic Crystal

This model investigates the wave propagation in a photonic crystal that consists of GaAs pillars placed equidistant from each other. The distance between the pillars determines a relationship between the wave number and the frequency of the light, which prevents light of certain ... Read More

Optical Scattering off a Gold Nanosphere

This model demonstrates the simulation of the scattering of a plane wave of light by a gold nanosphere. The scattering is computed for the optical frequency range over which gold can be modeled as a material with negative complex-valued permittivity. The far-field pattern and losses are ... Read More

Graphene Metamaterial Perfect Absorber

Graphene, carbon atoms arranged in a two-dimensional hexagonal lattice has sparked tremendous research and application interests since its experimental discovery about two decades ago. Besides being ultrathin, this magical material exhibits a plethora of interesting properties, ... Read More

Mach–Zehnder Modulator

A Mach-Zehnder modulator is used for controlling the amplitude of an optical wave. The input waveguide is split up into two waveguide interferometer arms. If a voltage is applied across one of the arms, a phase shift is induced for the wave passing through that arm. When the two arms are ... Read More

Optical Ring Resonator Notch Filter

In its simplest form, an optical ring resonator consists of a straight waveguide and a ring waveguide. The waveguides are placed close to each other, making the light affect each between the two structures. If the propagation length around the ring is an integral number of wavelengths, ... Read More

Plasmonic Wire Grating (Wave Optics)

Surface plasmon-based circuits are being used in applications such as plasmonic chips, light generation, and nanolithography. The Plasmonic Wire Grating Analyzer application computes the coefficients of refraction, specular reflection, and first-order diffraction as functions of the ... Read More

Simulating SPP Propagation and Dispersion

Surface plasmon polariton (SPP) as well as other types of surface electromagnetic waves is of great interest due to unique physical properties and application potentials. The models here demonstrate how to simulate SPP propagation and its frequency-momentum dispersion relation. The ... Read More

Mode Analysis for Electromagnetic Waveguides

Mode analysis is a basic tool for a wide range of radiofrequency and wave optics calculations because it allows for the investigation of mode characteristics in complex waveguide structures. In this tutorial model, you can find two examples that demonstrate typical settings and best ... Read More

Photonic Crystal

Photonic crystal devices are periodic structures of alternating layers of materials with different refractive indices. Waveguides that are confined inside of a photonic crystal can have very sharp low-loss bends, which may enable an increase in integration density of several orders of ... Read More

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