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Modal Characterization of the Plasmonic Slot Waveguide Using COMSOL Multiphysics

F. Frezza[1], P. Nocito[2], and E. Stoja[1]
[1]Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
[2]MISE, Communication Department, ISCOM, Rome, Italy

We investigate and compare the characteristics of the fundamental guided mode sustained by a subwavelength plasmonic slot waveguide for three types of metals: gold, silver and aluminium. This is done in terms of mode effective index, propagation length, confinement and, as the mode under study is quasi-TEM, we also develop a transmission line model that can be useful in the design of optical ...

FE Modeling of Surfaces with Realistic 3D Roughness: Roughness Effects in Optics of Plasmonic Nanoantennas

J. Borneman[1], A. Kildishev[1], K. Chen[1], and V. Drachev[1]

[1]School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

COMSOL Multiphysics has been widely used to model the near and far-field electromagnetics (specifically, transmission and reflection spectra) of gold and silver nanoantenna arrays. We use a moving 3D mesh, thus preserving the DOF number and simply morphing the structure of the mesh to accommodate the moving boundary. The electromagnetics model consist of four multiphysics models, two ...

Genetic Algorithm for Geometry Optimization of Optical Antennas

R. Diaz de Leon [1], G. Gonzalez [1], A. G. Rodriguez [1], E. Flores [2], F. J. Gonzalez [1],
[1] Universidad Autonoma de SLP, San Luis Potosi, S.L.P., Mexico
[2] Instituto Tecnologico de SLP, San Luis Potosi, S.L.P., Mexico

A genetic algorithm was programmed in MATLAB® software and linked to the COMSOL Multiphysics® software with the COMSOL LiveLink™ for MATLAB® to optimize the geometry of an optical antenna (nanoantenna). The proposed computational model demonstrated that nanoantenna geometries does not feature a conventional macroscopical antenna geometry, such as those utilized for the radiofrequency range. In ...

Using High Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition to Make Multimaterial Optical Fibers

S. Chaudhuri [1], J. V. Badding [1],
[1] Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

Ever since its advent optical fibers have revolutionized the communication technology but apart from communication they are being used in a variety of other areas such as medical technology, sensing, laser sources in the form of fiber lasers, amplifiers, cutting and drilling, defense applications etc. Optical fibers are manufactured by drawing techniques which have largely limited the materials ...

Optical Trapping on Waveguides

O.G. Hellesø [1],
[1] University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

On the surface of an optical waveguide, there is an evanescent field. The evanescent field decays fast and this steep gradient can be used to pull nano- and microparticles down towards the waveguide surface. Radiation forces will propel the particle forward along the waveguide. Trapping on an optical waveguide can be used to manipulate particles in a lab-on-a-chip system where optical methods ...

Doping Dependent I-V Characteristics of Single Silicon Nanowire

S. Mishra [1], S. K. Saxena [1], P. Yogi [1], P. R Sagdeo [1], R. Kumar [1],
[1] Indian Institute of Technology Indore, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

In the present work, we have studied the electron transport properties of single silicon nanowire using Semiconductor Module of COMSOLMultiphysics software. We construct a MSM (metal-semiconductor-metal) model where metal is selected as copper and semiconductor is taken as silicon. Silicon is doped with n-type impurity by increasing doping concentration. Further, the Schottky diodes formed at ...

Spectroscopic Modeling of Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

P. Cendula [1], J. O. Schumacher [1],
[1] Institute of Computational Physics, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, Switzerland

A photoelectrochemical (PEC) cell uses solar energy to split water to hydrogen and oxygen in single integrated device. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy is a suitable tool to characterize recombination and reaction mechanisms in PEC cell. Full numerical drift-diffusion calculations of the electrochemical impedance were conducted. The linear dependence of abscissa (real part) in Nyquist ...

Determination of the Optical Properties of Individual Gold Nanorods through Numerical Modeling and Experiment

Y. Davletshin[1], J.C. Kumaradas[1]
[1]Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada

The optical scattering and absorption of gold nanorods (GNRs) depends on its size, shape, and surroundings. This dependence is due to both intrinsic and extrinsic effects. A good understanding of this dependence is needed for applications of GNRs in photo-thermal therapy, optical and opto-acoustic imaging, biosensing, and other photonic areas. Extrinsic effects are caused by the production of ...

Void Shape Evolution of Silicon: Level-Set Approach - new

C. Grau Turuelo[1], C. Breitkopf[1]
[1]Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany

The void shape evolution of silicon is a process driven mainly by surface diffusion which leads to a geometrical transformation of trenches etched in silicon wafers due to surface energy minimization. The temperature, the ambient gas and the annealing time affect the velocity of the process. The use of custom PDEs in COMSOL Multiphysics® software and the Level-Set method provide a good base ...

Optimization of Micro-Structured Waveguides in Lithium Niobate (Z-Cut) - new

H. Karakuzu[1], M. Dubov[1], S. Boscolo[1]
[1] Aston University, Birmingham, UK

We present an optimization procedure to improve the propagation properties of the depressed-cladding, buried micro-structured waveguides formed in a z-cut lithium niobate (LN) crystal by high repetition rate femtosecond (fs) laser writing. It is shown that the propagation wavelength for which the confinement losses of ordinary (O) and extraordinary ordinary (E) polarizations are below 1 dB/cm ...