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Simulations of nanophotonic waveguides and devices using COMSOL Multiphysics

Z. Zheng
School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, China

Design and optimization of the nanophotonic devices are critical in realizing advanced photonic integrations in the future. COMSOL can be used for simulating various types of nanophotonic devices involving different materials and dimensions. This report talks about some recent work of Prof. Zheng’s team, including the simulation of dielectric photonic waveguides, optic fibers and surface plasmon polariton (SPP) waveguides and devices. Moreover, increased functionalities of the nanophotonic devices also demand simulators capable of handling complex multiphysics simulations, e.g., microfluidics, heat transfer, chemical reactions, etc., while COMSOL is really helpful in that situation.