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Simulation of Fourth-Order Laterally-Coupled Gratings

R. Millett, A. Benhsaien, K. Hinzer, T. Hall, and H. Schriemer
Centre for Research in Photonics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Distributed feedback lasers improve the performance of standard Fabry-Perot laser designs by including a wavelength-selective grating that provides superior output, spectral purity and temperature stability. Laterally-coupled distributed feedback (LC-DFB) lasers with the use of higher order gratings have a grating that has been patterned out of the waveguide ridge which allows for simplified ...

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 ...

COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulations to Study Nonlocal Properties of a Au Nanoshell Using Quantum Hydrodynamic Theory

M. Khalid [1], C. Ciracì [1],
[1] Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Arnesano, Italy

Quantum Hydrodynamic Theory (QHT) provides an excellent method to study both near-field and far-field properties of multiscale plasmonic systems, especially for systems whose sizes make it computationally prohibitive for the density functional theory approach [1]. The microscopic behavior of these structures significantly differs from the classical predictions due to nonlocal or quantum effects. ...

Calculating and Observing Opto-Mechanically Induced Surface Acoustic Waves in a Silica Whispering Gallery Microresonator

J. Zehnpfennig
Photonics Research Center
United States Military Academy
West Point, NY

Here we calculate opto-mechanically induced Surface Acoustic Waves upon a silica microresonator using COMSOL. Using conservation of momentum, we show both analytically and numerically that the photonphonon interaction within the resonator cavity causes a moving train of electrodes - a virtual grating of matter density – that displace material in different directions and magnitudes. This hyper ...

Improving Detection Sensitivity for Nanoscale Targets Through Combined Photonic and Plasmonic Techniques

G. Zhang[1], Y. Zhao[1]
[1]Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA

Photonic technique such as the whispering gallery mode (WGM) is often used for detection of small particles like bacteria and viruses. It offers good detection sensitivity and is advantageous over other detection techniques because the detection can be label free. However, the detection sensitivity may not be sufficient when the size of the detection target is in nanoscale. To change this, we ...

Modeling of Multiconductor Microstrip Systems on Microwave Integrated Circuits

S. Musa[1], M. N. O. Sadiku[1]
[1]Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, USA

The microstrip line is widely used as the planar transmission line in microwave integrated circuits and high speed interconnecting buses. In this paper, we use COMSOL Multiphysics® to study multiconductor microstrip systems on microwave integrated circuits. We specifically illustrate the modeling of open four and five conductors systems. We successfully demonstrated the calculation of the ...

Surface Plasmon Polaritons Photonic Device Design and All-optical Modulation

J. Chen
Peking University, Beijing, China

Surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs), which are confined along metal-dielectric interfaces, have attracted great interest in the area of ultracompact photonic circuits due to their strong field confinement and enhancement. COMSOL Multiphysics is an efficient and powerful software package to simulate the characteristics of SPPs. In recent years, we did some works on SPPs in experiments as well as ...

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 ...

Property and Performance Prediction of Meta Composites for Novel Applications

C. Thiagarajan[1]
[1]ATOA Scientific Technologies Private Limited, Whitefield, Bangalore 560066, India.

Metacomposites are new class of materials with unusual properties that can be engineered using existing materials with usual properties. The unusual properties of metacomposites are derived from the structure, analogues to atomic arrangement in crystal lattice. These material exhibits unusual negative refraction type behavior to electromagnetic wave propagation and thus enables novel ...

Effects of Forced Airflow Cooling on Laser Beam Heating of Volume Bragg Gratings

S. Kaim[1], B. Anderson[1], G. Venus[1], J. Lumeau[1], V. Smirnov[2], B. Zeldovich[1], L. Glebov[1]
[1]CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
[2]OptiGrate Corp, Oviedo, FL, USA

Forced airflow cooling of a Volume Bragg Grating heated by a laser beam was investigated by means of simulation with COMSOL Multiphysics®. In addition to air cooling of unrestricted airflow, a case of airflow directed by limiting glass plates was investigated. A number of temperature distributions and thermal deformations were obtained in simulations for different rates of airflows. Simulations ...