S. Harrison, M. Young, M. Hayne, P. D. Hodgson, R. J. Young, A. Strittmatter, A. Lenz, U. W. Pohl, D. Bimberg
Department of Physics, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
Institut für Festkörperphysik, Berlin, Germany
Low-dimensional semiconductor nanostructures, in which charge carriers are confined in a number of spatial dimensions, are the focus of much solid-state physics research, offering superior optical and electronic properties over their bulk counterparts. Both two-dimensional (2D) and zero-dimensional (0D) structures have seen wide-ranging applications in laser diodes, solar cells and LEDs to name ...
Complex K-Bands Calculation for Plasmonic Crystal Slabs by Means of Weak Formulation of Helmholtz's Eigenvalue Equation
G. Parisi, P. Zilio, F. Romanato
University of Padova, Padova, Italy
We present a Finite Element Method (FEM) to calculate the complex valued k(?) dispersion curves of a photonic crystal slab in presence of both dispersive and lossy materials. In particular the method can be exploited to study plasmonic crystal slabs. We adopt Perfectly Matched Layers (PMLs) in order to truncate the open boundaries of the model, including their related anisotropic permittivity ...
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 ...
C. Del Vecchio, G. Agapito, G. Tomassi, and E. De Santis
National Institute for Astrophysics, Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, Firenze, Italy
University of Cassino, Cassino, Italy
The next-generation of Extremely Large Telescopes adaptive optics systems require high-order, long-stroke, quite large deformable mirrors. Higher forces and greater actuator densities than the ones provided by the current technology are needed, still maintaining the severe accuracy and bandwidth requests. Based on a very simple magnetic circuit, providing a compact device, the VRALA actuator ...
Designers of electro-optic modulators and related devices often use separate tools to study the optical and electrical portions of the device. The flexibility of COMSOL Multiphysics makes it possible to construct unified models of EO phenomena including realistic waveguide profiles and anisotropic material properties. We demonstrate the use of the RF Module to compute both RF and optical ...
F. Ye, M. Burns, J. Merlo, M. Naughton
Department of Physics, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA
We present the simulation, observation and systematic study of a novel optical phenomenon, a “plasmonic halo”, wherein optically pumped surface plasmons on circular silver microcavities form confined drumhead modes that, under off-resonant conditions, transform to colorful far field radiation at their circumferential boundaries. We simulated the surface plasmon drumhead modes via COMSOL ...
P. Gagnon, H. Manouzi, M. El Amraoui, Y. Messaddeq
Laval University, Quebec City, QC, Canada
An important step in designing a microstructured optical fiber is the computation and management of its dispersion curve. It is well-known that computing chromatic dispersion can be done analytically for certain geometries (e.g. step-index fibers), but no such analytical methods is known in the realm of microstructured optical fibers. Figure 1, Figure 2, and Figure 3 illustrate cross-sections of ...
K. Tarnowski, W. Salejda
Institute of Physics, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland
Currently there is much interest in electromagnetic metamaterials [1-9]. In our work we have focused on design of tunable metamaterial which can be made within available technology. In proposed design we use metallic split-ring resonators and thin-wires (Figure 1). Moreover we have decided to introduce nematic liquid crystal layer in design to obtain tunability (Figure 2). One can control ...
A. Pors, O. Albrektsen, S.I. Bozhevolnyi, and M. Willatzen
Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg, Denmark
Institute of Sensors, Signals and Electrotechnics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
The use of plasmonic effects to dramatically enhance the electromagnetic field near the surface of a metallic nanostructured surface has grown into a large research area in the effort to take advantage of the surface enhanced field. In this paper the electromagnetic field near a nano-sized truncated spherical cavity embedded in a gold substrate is investigated and modeled in 3D with COMSOL ...
C. Kraeh, and H. Hedler
Siemens AG, Munich
We are developing a solid state gas sensor that combines a small form factor with the high sensitivity of optical gas detection. The gas sensor is based on an optical resonant microsystem that is penetrated by gas molecules. This microsystem consists of an array of vertical rods in air forming a photonic crystal. Light propagates through the photonic crystal along a line defect waveguide. For ...