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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 ...

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 ...

Finite Element Analysis of Contact Studies of Radio Frequency MEMs Switch Membranes

J. Liu [1], V. B. Chalivendra [1], C. Goldsmith [1], W. Huang [1]
[1] University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA, USA

Radio frequency (RF) micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) switch works in on/off modes controlled by electrostatic forces. In off mode, rough surfaces of electrodes come into a contact. Membrane contact surfaces have complex surface roughness patterns and the mechanical contact problem is very challenging to understand. The capability to predict contact quality becomes extremely important to ...

Plasma Scaling Leads the Transition from 2D to True 3D Models

J. Brcka [1],
[1] Tokyo Electron U.S. Holdings, Inc., Austin, TX, USA

Introduction: In inductively coupled plasma (ICP) systems the inductive antenna is coupled to the excited plasma inside the low pressure gas reactor. A multi-ICP system can be used for increased area processing and provide additional variables for controlling the plasma. However, assembling the source from individual sources changes the symmetry of the system. Simulation of plasmas in ...

Determination of NFC-Antenna Operating Distance by COMSOL Multiphysics® Simulation of Planar Transformer Modeling

A. K. Palit [1],
[1] ZF-Lemförder Electronic GmbH, Espelkamp, Germany

Although the Near Field Communication (NFC) concept has been developed for the short distance communication between the NFC-reader antenna and transponder/Tag, yet the requirements of different Automotive OEMs vary drastically. For instance, for the keyless entry into the car based on capacitive type sensor in door handle project which consists of a rectangular NFC-reader antenna of size 80mm x ...

Simulation of Realistically Shaped Nanoantennas Using COMSOL Multiphysics

C. Moosmann, G. Sigurdsson, K. Dopf, M. D. Wissert, H.-J. Eisler, and U. Lemmer
Light Technology Institute
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Karlsruhe, Germany

Nanoantennas – nanometer sized gold structures resonant at optical wavelengths have interesting properties for many applications. For numerical simulations of such structures simplified geometries are usually considered. However the fabricated shapes still differ significantly from perfect geometries and such structures are sensitive to geometrical changes. Here, we investigate how the deviation ...

Superconducting RF Cavity Performance Degradation after Quenching in Static Magnetic Field

I. Terechkine[1], T. Khabiboulline[1], D. Sergatskov[1]
[1]Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL, USA

Performance degradation of a superconducting RF cavity after quenching in an external magnetic field was calculated using COMSOL. This degradation is due to the increased resistance of a superconducting surface with trapped magnetic flux. The amount of the trapped flux depends on the size of the normally-conducting opening that develops in the superconducting wall of a cavity during quenching. ...

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. ...

3D Modeling of Plasmon Excitation by Grating

G.G. Gentili[1], S. Pietralunga[2], M. Bolzoni[1]
[1]Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Milano, Italy
[2]INFN-CNR, Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie, Milano, Italy

Grating-assisted optical coupling into long-range modes of strip plasmonic waveguides is analyzed by a 3D numerical simulation with COMSOL Multiphysics. We used the RF Module and its scattering formulation. A comparison with results obtained using the common 2D approximated analysis is shown for the case of 1D grating coupler and input Gaussian beam. Excited diffracted modal field distribution ...

Analysis and Design of Antennas for an Implantable Medical Device System for Functional Electrical Stimulation

H. Suri[1]
[1]Alfred Mann Foundation for Scientific Research, Valencia, CA, USA

This poster outlines the results of finite element analyses to study the antenna radiation pattern of an implanted medical device. Also presented are simulation results used to design an electrically small antenna for a portable control unit that communicates with the implants over the Medical Micropower Network Frequency Range [413 MHz to 457 MHz]. Alfred Mann Foundation’s Functional Electrical ...