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Modeling Dielectric Heating: A First Principles Approach

R. W. Pryor [1],
[1] Pryor Knowledge Systems, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA

Dielectric heating is an important, widely employed electromagnetic heating technology utilized by consumers, small businesses and industry. This model is used to explore the physical differences manifested when different frequencies are utilized to execute the heat generation process on similar materials in similar geometries. This model is of interest to people with applications in RF or ...

Simulations of Negative Curvature Hollow-core Fiber - new

J. Zhang[1], Z. Wang[1], J. Chen[1]
[1]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 ...

Electromagnetic Wave Guidance Mechanisms in Photonic Crystal Fibers

S. K. Bhadra [1], T. Biswas [1], S. Majumder [1],
[1]CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute, Jadavpur, Kolkata, India

We present the utilization RF module of COMSOL Multiphysics® for understanding three different types of wave guidance mechanisms in photonic crystal fibers (PCFs), like modified total internal reflection, Bragg’s reflection and resonant trapping of defect mode at Dirac frequency. Effective refractive indices of the core and cladding are calculated using mode analysis study to verify total ...

Multiphysics Design of a Klystron Buncher

A. Leggieri [1], D. Passi [1], F. Di Paolo [1], G. Saggio [1]
[1] University of Rome, Rome, Italy

The Multiphysics design of a 130 GHz klystron Buncher cavity is described in this paper. In this high frequency range, dimensions are critical and expose the device to multiple physics effects, due to the power dissipations, affecting the electromagnetic performances. The proposed device is integrated with a carbon nanotube cold cathode in order to reduce thermal expansion and an opportune ...

Best Practices in EM Simulation in COMSOL Multiphysics®

M. Olsson [1]
[1] COMSOL AB, Stockholm, Sweden

This session addresses some common challenges in electromagnetic modeling and simulation. The introductory presentation will cover how to pick and choose between a large number of available formulations in three separate modules including the AC/DC Module, RF Module, and Wave Optics Module. Examples are discussed from wave propagation modeling to low frequency modeling. Topics covered ...

Radio Frequency Resonator for Continuous Monitoring of Microfluidic Droplet Size Dispersity

D. Conchouso [1], G. Mckerricher [1], D. Castro [1], A. Arevalo [1], I. G. Foulds [2]
[1] King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
[2] School of Engineering, University of British Columbia - Okanagan, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Parallelization of droplet microfluidics is a challenging task because of the complex fluid mechanics coupling between parallel devices. Failure of few droplet generators can influence the size distribution of the final product and the correct operation of the neighbor devices. One of the typical causes of failure is channel clogging, in which one of the phases cannot flow through the ...

Prospects of Multiphysics Simulations to Steer the Development of High Brightness LED Technologies

T. Lopez [1], O. Shchekin [1],
[1] Lumileds, Eindhoven, Netherlands

The versatility of COMSOL Multiphysics® software has positioned it at competitive levels against other considered industrial-standard engineering software tools. This contribution is directed towards emphasizing the need of further developing the basic concepts of this versatile tool in order to enable the implementation of complex physics modeling techniques in rapid, flexible and customized ...

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 ...

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 ...

A COMSOL-based 2D Self-Consistent Microwave Plasma Model

A. Berthelot [1], A. Bogaerts [1],
[1] PLASMANT Group, University of Antwerp, Belgium

In this paper, we present a 2D axisymmetric self-consistent plasma fluid model for microwave plasmas operating in argon. The model was developed using COMSOL Multiphysics and its Plasma Module. Plasma, flow, heat and electromagnetic equations solved self-consistently. The effect of the pressure on the plasma parameters is studied over a wide range of pressures going from 10 mbar to ...