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Product Design of Macro Optical Clocking by Ray Optics

V. Vinothkumar[1], R. C. Thiagarajan [1],
[1] ATOA Scientific Technologies Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, India.

Optical cloaking was considered as fictional. Recent developments shows that macro scale optical cloaking is practical and functional. Brief review of ray optics based macro optical cloaking concepts are given. COMSOL Multiphysics® software simulations of cloaking devices are detailed. The geometric optics principles used to develop cloak for hiding objects are given. Invisibility of both the ...

Direct and Indirect Coupling Mechanisms in a Chiral Plasmonic System

Zhongyue Zhang [1], Yuyan Chen [1],
[1] School of Physics and Information Technology, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, China

手性等离激元纳米结构被广泛研究并用于生物监测、分析化学和负折射率介质方面。在该结构中直接耦合的机制已经在相关研究中被发现。我们提出由金膜分隔两个金纳米棒(TNMF)的结构(图1),并发现了间接耦合机制。 在 COMSOL Multiphysics® 中,射频电磁波,频域接口用于求解正弦时变电磁场分布,选此接口计算 TNMF 结构的光学响应。插值函数用来设置金的折射率;设置边界条件模拟周期性结构阵列。结果可通过端口2对端口1的响应获得,并可查看每个数据点的电场、电荷等分布。应用程序库中射频模块的“Plasmonic wire grating”教程是初始指导我们计算纳米结构的例子。 用软件模拟圆偏振光照射,得到透射曲线和圆二色性(CD)曲线(图2)。加入金膜的结构产生新模式2。通过 B-K 模型分析电荷分布(图3),发现模式1是直接耦合,模式2是间接耦合。对间接耦合模式,上 ...

Design of a Nucleic Acid Biosensor Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

L. Velmanickam [1], D. Nawarathna [1], V. Jayasooriya [1],
[1] Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA

Cancer is one of the leading causes of deaths worldwide. According to the American Cancer Society, there will be about 700,000 cancer related deaths in US in 2017. Cancer mortality will be reduced if it is detected and treated at the early stages. Previous studies have shown that biomarkers can be used as an effective pointer for detection of cancer at very early stages. Bio sensing techniques ...

Towards Easily Tunable Mid-infrared Surface Plasmon Resonance With Gold Nano-crescent Structures

F. Liu [1],
[1] St. Mary's Ryken High School, Leonardtown, MD, USA

Mid-infrared, which interacts with most of the chemicals and creates spectra with functional group and fingerprint information, is widely used as a chemical sensing method for a variety of applications, including biomedical testing, quality control in electronics manufacturing and food production, leakage monitoring in oil and gas pipelines, etc. Although extremely useful, the applications of ...

Modelling Ultra-short Pulse Laser Ablation of Dielectric Materials Using multiple Rate Equations - new

P. Boerner[1], K. Wegener[1]
[1]Institute of Machine Tools and Manufacturing, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Ultrafast lasers are widely applied in micromachining, material science and physics. In industry, picosecond lasers are becoming more and more established. For pulse lengths shorter than the electron-phonon coupling time, heat affected zones are negligible. Thermally sensitive materials can be processed using ultrashort pulse laser radiation. Multi-component materials and poorly absorbing ...

Investigation of Ablation of a Copper Surface Caused by 220 Nanosecond Laser Pulse

M. Dillmann [1], B. Braun [1], M. Kottcke [1],
[1] Technische Hochschule Georg-Simon-Ohm, Nuernberg, Germany

This work investigates the ablation of a copper surface caused by the irradiation of a 220 ns laser pulse. Our focus is on the heat transport within the copper and takes the proceeding vaporization of surface substance into account. Our model ignores plasma dynamics and simulates the energy deposition using a surface heat source. The underlying absorption coefficient is made temperature ...

Demonstration of a Novel Surface Plasmon Based Interferometer with COMSOL

D. Carrier, and J.J. Dubowski
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada

In order to provide swift and precise diagnostics, physicians and medical doctors require an adequate amount of information about the patient\'s condition. An integrated SPR (surface plasmon resonance) biosensing platform is currently developed by our research group with the aim of preserving compatibility with microfabrication techniques, open-ended surface and integrated light source. In order ...

A Study of Laser Doppler Anemometer Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

I. Lancranjan[1] and C. Gavrila[2]
[1]Advanced Study Centre, National Institute for Aerospace Research “Elie Carafoli”, Bucharest, Romania
[2]Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania

Laser anemometers based on application of Doppler Effect have been developed and are used in-flight, on aircrafts for measurement of air flow parameters, mainly its speed versus the airplane. The air speed measurements are vital for safe flights. The main basic idea of Doppler techniques consists in measuring the frequency of scattered light. In this paper, we propose a study of a laser Doppler ...

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 ...

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 ...