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Forces and Heating in Plasmonic Particles

M. Gonçalves[1], O. Marti[1]
[1]Ulm University - Inst. of Experimental Physics, Ulm, Germany

Plasmonic resonances arising in gold nanoparticles lead to strongly localized near-field enhancements. These enhancements generate strong field gradients that can be exploited in particle trapping. On the other hand plasmonic resonances lead to enhanced absorption and heat generation. Gold nanoparticles have been used to kill cancer cells based on plasmonic heating. We have investigated the ...

Numerical Simulation of Bull's Eye Grating Using COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

D. Ray [1], A. Prabhakar [1],
[1] Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Plasmonic gratings like bull's eye can localize E field due to excitation of surface plasmons and when integrated with Ge-on-Si photodetector they can help in fabrication of ultra small photodiodes with high sensitivity. We have numerically carried out a frequency analysis for the grating using COMSOL Multiphysics® software with plane wave excitation at normal incidence. We have used the ...

Periodic Near-field Enhancement on Metal-Dielectric Interfacial Gratings at Optimized Azimuthal Orientation

M. Csete[1,2], X. Hu[1], A. Sipos[2], A. Szalai[2], A. Mathesz[2], and K. Berggren[1]

[1]Research Laboratory of Electronics, Nanostructures Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA
[2]Department of Optics and Quantum Electronics, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

The effect of plasmon-wavelength scaled gratings on the surface plasmon resonance is studied experimentally and theoretically. The model samples are multi-layers containing laser fabricated gratings at bimetal-polymer interfaces. Dual-angle dependent surface plasmon resonance measurements are performed illuminating the samples by monochromatic light in Kretschmann arrangement. The double ...

Designing and Simulating THz Guided Wave Devices Using Finite Element Techniques

L. M. Hayden[1], D. A. Sweigart[1]
[1]Department of Physics, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, USA

The generation of terahertz frequency radiation (0.1-10 THz) is an important technological goal due to the use of this non-ionizing radiation to penetrate a wide range of non-conducting materials. One outstanding problem has been the propagation of THz radiation in guided wave devices. Few studies on the construction of efficient THz waveguide devices have been performed. We designed and ...

Evaluation of Internal Resistance and Power Loss in Micro Thermoelectric Generators (µTEGs)

S. Seif[1], K. Cadien[1]
[1]Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

One of the major challenges in designing µTEGs is to minimize power loss due to internal resistance (r) of Thermoelectric (TE) materials. To solve this problem we have performed simulation analysis and calculated the internal resistance of eight different TE materials. The internal resistances of these TE materials were then compared to the power generated across the copper electrode as seen in ...

Design of a Simple and Robust Asymmetric Ellipsometer for Terahertz

G. Rana [1], S. P. Duttagupta [1], P. Deshmukh [2], S. S. Prabhu [2],
[1] Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
[2] Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Ellipsometry has been the most efficient and accurate method for determining optical constants of a given material. In this article, we present a novel concept for designing an ellipsometer for Terahertz frequencies based on reflection geometry THz Time Domain Spectroscopy. The present ellipsometers for THz are either based on parabolic mirrors cavities or lens based cavities. The former one has ...

空芯光子晶体光纤(HC-PCFs)

刘小璐 [1], 汪滢莹 [1], 田翠萍 [1],
[1] 北京工业大学, 北京,中国

空芯光子晶体光纤(HC-PCFs)具有不同于传统光纤的带隙导光机制,在光通信系统、高功率激光器、工业制造和生物医疗等许多领域有广阔的应用前景。随着光纤拉制技术的不断进步,不同纤芯结构的 HC-PCFs 出现并带来了更好的光传输特性(图1)。通过设计新的纤芯形状,并运用 COMSOL Multiphysics® 中的 RF 模块进行仿真,可以研究各种纤芯 HC-PCFs 的模式(图2)、泄漏损耗(图3)和波导色散(图4)等特性。结果表明:设计的内凹圆化形纤芯 HC-PCFs 比传统的正十二边形纤芯 HC-PCFs 有更低的泄漏损耗和波导色散,而设计的内凹直线形纤芯 HC-PCFs 有很低的泄漏损耗和大的波导色散。新设计的纤芯结构未来可用于大容量光通信、光孤子传输以及色散补偿等应用中。

Optimized Illumination Directions of Single-Photon Detectors Integrated with Different Plasmonic Structures

M. Csete[1], Á. Sipos[1], A. Szalai[1], G. Szabó[1]
[1]Department of Optics and Quantum Electronics, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

The optimal orientations of different single-photon detector designs were determined by COMSOL software package. Absorption of niobium-nitride (NbN) stripes in two different (p=220 nm, 3p=660 nm) periodic patterns integrated with plasmonic elements was studied. In OC-SNSPDs consisting of ~quarter-photon-wavelength nano-cavity the optimum direction is perpendicular incidence onto NbN stripes in P ...

Study of the Anomalous Reflection from the Ultra-thin Metallic Nano-strip Antenna

胡德骄 [1], 庞霖 [1], 杜惊雷 [1],
[1] 四川大学,成都,四川,中国

Introduction: A metal film whose thickness is smaller than the skin depth, is of high transmission in the visible and half-transparent in the near infrared. However, when the film is divided into discrete nano-strips (i.e. array), an enhanced anomalous reflection and suppressed transmission take place. It was reported that this phenomenon is attributed to the Localize Surface Plasmon Resonance ...

Coupled Optical & Thermal Model of a Silicon Microprobe

Cs. Ö. Boros [1], Sz. Beleznai [1], P. Koppa [1], Z. Fekete [2], Á. Cs. Horváth [3]
[1] Department of Atomic Physics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary
[2] MTA EK NAP B Research Group for Implantable Microsystems, Budapest, Hungary
[3] Óbuda University Doctoral School of Material Science & Technology, Budapest, Hungary

The topic of my work is modeling of a multimodal waveguide microprobe which is suitable for deep brain infrared stimulation. The goal of the research is the investigation of the therapeutic effect of optical IR excitation on biological active substances. In the physical model I investigated the transmission, in- and out coupling, scattering and absorption of the exciting light in the brain. I ...