G. Grasso, V. M. N. Passaro, F. De Leonardis
Photonics Research Group, Politechnic Institute of Bari, Bari, Italy
In this paper a multiphysics approach to study the optical properties of integrated waveguides influenced by thermal and mechanical stress is presented. The heating and pressure effects are evaluated by means the Heat Transfer and Structural Mechanics modules respectively. Finally, the electromagnetics capabilities of the AC/DC Module are used in order to evaluate the optical eigenfunctions and ...
Simulation of Optical Properties of the Si/SiO2/Al Interface at the Rear of Industrially Fabricated Si Solar Cells
Y. Yang, and P. Altermatt[1,2]
Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH), Emmerthal, Germany
Dep. Solar Energy Research, Inst. Solid-State Physics, Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany
The specular and diffuse reflection properties of sunlight at the rear surface of silicon solar cells with various degrees of roughness are computed by solving the Maxwell and material equations in two dimensions, using the COMSOL RF Module. The model is tested on planar Si/SiO2/air interfaces and planar Si/SiO2/Al interfaces. The simulations show that for wavelengths of 800 nm, (i) maximum ...
K. C. Koppenhoefer , S. Yushanov , J. S. Crompton ,
 AltaSim Technologies, Columbus, OH, USA
Surface Plasmons (SP) or Surface Plasmon Polaritons (SPP) are electromagnetic excitations that propagate at the interface between a dielectric and a conductor, and are evanescently confined in the perpendicular direction to the propagation. They arise via coupling of the electromagnetic field to oscillations of the conductor’s electron plasma and are characterized in terms of dispersion and ...
R. Negru , K. Huet, P. Ceccato, B. Godard
Excico, Gennevilliers, France
It is now a well known that the next generation devices in many fields of the semiconductor industry will be based on 3D architectures. In this framework, low thermal budget annealing technological solutions are required. For many applications, either in the field of sensors, microprocessors or high density memories, the Laser Thermal Annealing (LTA), an ultrafast and low thermal budget process, ...
G. Latha, P. Nair
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 ...
N. Basumallick, A. Ghosh, P. Biswas, K. Dasgupta, S. Bandyopadhyay
Fiber Optics Laboratory, Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Sensitivity of a cantilever-mass based fiber Bragg grating (FBG) accelerometer can efficiently be tailored by altering the distance between the axis of the FBG sensor to the neutral axis of the cantilever. To accomplish that in general, a backing patch is used to mount the FBG on the cantilever. Use of finite element analysis to quantify the influence of the material constant (Young’s modulus) ...
C. T. Nadovich ,
 Lafayette College, Easton, PA, USA
The use of grating couplers to couple conventionally phased and polarized light near vertically in and out of optical slab or film waveguides  represents an attractive method to interface optical fiber to photonic ICs. Previously developed grating coupler designs use transversely uniform grating structures matched to conventional scalar fiber modes. The performance of these geometries can be ...
COMSOL Multiphysics® Investigation of Radiative and Nonradiative Channels of Quantum Emitter Fluorescence near Hyperbolic Metamaterial
A. Pavlov, V. Klimov, I. Zabkov, D. Guzatov
Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow, Russia
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Dolgoprudnj, Russia
State University of Grodno, Grodno, Belarus
Effective control over single atom emission might lead to major breakthrough in the field of nanotechnology. It is believed that use of hyperbolic metamaterials (HMM) can be helpful. COMSOL Multiphysics® was used to model interaction of electric dipole with effective HMM and calculate emission rate of dipole in comparison to that value in the absence of metamaterial. Dielectric nanoantennas of ...
A. Haidary, P. Grütter, Y. Miyahara
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 ...
A. Čampa, J. Krč, M. Topič
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Ljubljana, Slovenia
In the finite element based modeling and simulations only the coherent propagation of light is considered. However, in reality when light passes the thick layer it loses the phase information and its coherent nature due to the spatial, temporal or spectral incoherence. In this work, we present two methods to include the incoherent layer in coherent based simulations: (a) phase matching and (b) ...