School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, China
Design and optimization of the nanophotonic devices are critical in realizing advanced photonic integrations in the future. COMSOL can be used for simulating various types of nanophotonic devices involving different materials and dimensions. This report talks about some recent work of Prof. Zheng’s team, including the simulation of dielectric photonic waveguides, optic fibers and surface plasmon ...
M. Mattheakis, C. Athanasopoulos, G. P. Tsironis
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 ...
M. Dong, M. Tomes, M. Eichenfield, M. Jarrahi, T. Carmon
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA
We present a 3D port sweep method in a lossy silicon photonic crystal resonator to demonstrate the capabilities of COMSOL Multiphysics® for frequency domain analysis with input and output ports. This method benefits from the advantages of the S-parameter analysis to characterize the input and output coupling into the resonator. By pumping one end of the cavity with a CW plane wave, we are able ...
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 ...
F. S. Alleyne , R. R. Milczarek ,
 Healthy Processed Foods Research Unit, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Albany, CA, USA
Solar drying is a ubiquitous method that has been adopted for many years as a food preservation method. Most of the published articles in the literature provide insight on the performance of solar dryers in service but little information on the dryer construction material selection process or material attributes that allow them to be selected as candidates in solar dryer designs. 1–7 ...
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 ...
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
Dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) have received tremendous attention as alternative photon harvesting devices. While the sintered TiO2 nanoparticle network attached with dye molecules achieves efficient photon absorption, the electrons have to diffuse through the long TiO2 network to reach the contact, resulting in a high electron density and thus increased recombination. Extensive research ...
J. Zhang, Z. Wang, J. Chen
College of Optoelectronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, Hunan, China
COMSOL Multiphysics® software was used to simulate and analyze the transmission attenuation spectra of the negative curvature hollow-core fiber (NCHCF) over the wavelength from 2.7 μm to 4.2 μm. The effect of thickness of capillaries and the effect of the distance between the capillaries on confinement loss spectra were studied, which agreed well with the high-loss and low-loss bands predicted ...
C. Gavrila and I. Lancranjan
Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Advanced Study Centre, National Institute for Aerospace Research “Elie Carafoli”, Bucharest, Romania
Fiber optic sensors can measure a large range of physical, chemical and environmental variables such as temperature, pressure, shape, position, chemical concentration, moisture, etc. Fiber optic sensors provide measurements in applications where the conventional electrical based sensors cannot be used, due to measurement requirements such as extreme temperature, small size, high sensor count, or ...
R. Asapu , S. W. Verbruggen , N. Claes , S. Bals , S. Denys , S. Lenaerts ,
 Department of Bioscience Engineering, DuEL Research Group, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
 Department of Bioscience Engineering, DuEL Research Group, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium; Center for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
 Department of Physics, EMAT Research Group, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Silver nanoparticles are valuable in the field of plasmonics since silver has a higher field enhancement factor compared to other metals that possess plasmonic properties. The plasmonic properties of silver nanoparticles can be finely tuned to the incident light wavelength through their size, shape and dielectric environment, and they have long-term stability. In this work, an ultrathin polymer ...