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Commercial Special Fibers for Sensing Applications

G. Latha[1], P. Nair[1]
[1]SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

In a solid core PCF, structural parameters and the number of rings in the cladding region decide confinement losses, dispersion coefficients as well as bending losses. This paper evaluates some of commercially available solid core photonic crystal fibers. The dispersion coefficients and sensitivity of these fibers are estimated using COMSOL Multiphysics®, and compared with the theoretical values ...

Implementation of the Perfectly Matched Layer to Determine the Quality Factor of Axisymmetric Resonators in COMSOL

M.I. Cheema, and A.G. Kirk
McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Due to the inseparability of the wave equation, numerical methods are needed to develop an accurate electromagnetic model for various axisymmetric resonators such as micro-discs and micro-toroids. Our purpose is the implementation of a perfectly matched layer to determine the quality factor of axisymmetric resonators with high accuracy in COMSOL. We treated the perfectly matched layer as an ...

Full-Wave Analysis of Nanoscale Optical Trapping

E. Furlani, and A. Baev
The Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA

Plasmonic-based optical trapping is in its infancy and growing rapidly. Research in this area will significantly advance fundamental understanding in fields such as nanophotonics and biophotonics. Novel plasmonic trapping structures and systems can be designed and optimized using the COMSOL RF solver.   We present a study of plasmonicbased optical trapping of neutral sub-wavelength ...

Transformation Optics Simulation Method for Stimulated Brillouin Scattering

R. Zecca [1], P. T. Bowen [1], D. R. Smith [1], S. Larouche [1],
[1] Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

Stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) is a nonlinear phenomenon coupling optical and elastic waves. Traditionally regarded as an undesirable side-effect, it has garnered renewed interest as a platform for investigating slow light, nonreciprocity, and for designing high-performance chip-integratable optical elements. While the design of such devices relies on numerical simulations, frequency ...

Enhanced Surface Plasmon Polariton Propagation Induced by Active Dielectrics - new

M. Mattheakis[1], C. Athanasopoulos[1], G. P. Tsironis[1]
[1]University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece

We present numerical simulations for the propagation of surface plasmon polaritons in a dielectric-metal-dielectric waveguide using COMSOL Multiphysics® software. We show that the use of an active dielectric with gain that compensates metal absorption losses enhances substantially plasmon propagation. Furthermore, the introduction of the active material induces, for a specific gain value, a ...

Photonic Crystal Fibers for Visible Light Generation

D. Aydin [1], S. J. Cordette [1], C. Brès [1],
[1] EPFL, Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland

There has been a growing interest in optical parametric amplifiers (OPA) for light generation and amplification in because of the possibility for arbitrary operation wavelength and wideband tenability [1]. PCFs are of particular interest in such nonlinear optics applications because of the enhanced light confinement and the resultant high nonlinearity (γ) achievable with air-cladded designs. ...

Simulation of Optical Ring Resonator Based on Lithium Niobate on Insulator

H. Kumar [1], V. Janyani [1], B. Oleh [2], U. Serhij [2], S. Dmytro [2], G. Singh [1],
[1] Dept. of Electronics and Communication Engg., Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, India
[2] Inst. of Tele. Radioelectronics and Electronic Engg.,Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine

In this paper, all optical microring resonator based on Lithium Niobate on Insulator (LNOI) has been proposed. LNOI has high refractive index contrast and also show better electro-optic & acousto-optic effects. The optical ring resonator resonates when the optical path-length of the ring is equal to the integral multiple of the wavelength. The Wave Optics Module of COMSOL Multiphysics® software ...

Plasmonic Scattering Structures for Improved Performance of Thin Film Solar Cells

M. Vijayalakshmi [1], R. Divya [1], R. C. Thiagarajan [1],
[1] ATOA Scientific Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India

Solar Photovoltaics is an alternate green energy source to the depleting fossil fuel technologies. Solar energy cost needs to be reduced significantly for competitiveness and proliferation in residential solar. Thin film photovoltaics is a promising technology for the growth of solar industry. In this paper, nano scale plasmonic structures are explored for performance improvement. These ...

Antenna and Plasmonic Properties of Scanning Probe Tips at Optical and Terahertz Regimes - new

A. Haidary[1], P. Grütter[1], Y. Miyahara[1]
[1]Physics Department, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

A wide variety of near-field optical phenomena such as apertureless near-field scanning microscopy (ANSM) at optical and terahertz (THz) regimes and surface enhanced Raman scattering relies on the electric field enhancement at the end of a sharp tip. Achieving and controlling this electric field enhancement is a key challenge for a wide range of applications such as surface modification, data ...

Plasmonics of Nano-Gaps - new

T. Hutter[1], S. Mahajan[2], S. R. Elliott[1]
[1]University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
[2]University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

Plasmons, i.e. the collective oscillations of electrons in a metallic nano-structure, lead to strong light scattering, absorption and an enhancement of the local electromagnetic field. In this work, the local electric-field enhancement in a system of dielectric nanoparticles placed very near to a metallic substrate is studied and discussed. Finite-element numerical simulations were used in ...