Technical Papers and Presentations

Here you will find presentations given at COMSOL Conferences around the globe. The presentations explore the innovative research and products designed by your peers using COMSOL Multiphysics. Research topics span a wide array of industries and application areas, including the electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical disciplines. Use the Quick Search to find presentations pertaining to your application area.

Influence of Geometric Disorder on the Band Structure of a Photonic Crystal

I. Ponomarev 1, M. Bayer2, and T. Reinecke1
1Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA
2Universität Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany

The influence of disorder on the optical mode spectrum of chains of coupled micron-sized microcavities has been studied both experimentally and theoretically with the help of COMSOL. The disorder is introduced by systematic variation of cavity sizes. The resulting spectra are interpreted in terms of modified dispersion for propagation along the chains accompanied by the appearance of localized ...

Simulation of Fourth-Order Laterally-Coupled Gratings

R. Millett, A. Benhsaien, K. Hinzer, T. Hall, and H. Schriemer
Centre for Research in Photonics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

Distributed feedback lasers improve the performance of standard Fabry-Perot laser designs by including a wavelength-selective grating that provides superior output, spectral purity and temperature stability. Laterally-coupled distributed feedback (LC-DFB) lasers with the use of higher order gratings have a grating that has been patterned out of the waveguide ridge which allows for simplified ...

Modeling of a Dielectric Barrier Discharge Lamp for UV Production

S. Bhosle, R. Diez, H. Piquet, D. Le Thanh, B. Rahmani, D. Buso
Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France

Excilamps are artificial Ultraviolet sources based on the emission of excimers or exciplexes. The latter are excited states of weakly bound rare gas or halide/rare gas atoms which emit a photon in the UV region when they dissociate. Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) excilamps are promising UV sources for the future, provided the coupling between their power supply is optimized. The model ...

Analyzing the Performance of Lined and Unlined Simplified Cylindrical Cloaks

J. McGuirk and P. Collins
Air Force Institute of Technology, WPAFB, OH, USA

The performance of simplified cylindrical cloaks with various material parameters was investigated. The performance metric was the overall scattering width of the cloak with various objects in the hidden region. COMSOL was used to simulate three cloaks with different material parameters to determine the total field in the simulation domain. For all cloaks simulated in this effort, a PEC-lined ...

Excitation, Propagation, and Focusing of Surface Plasmon Polaritons around A Pair of Subwavelength Holes on Silver Thin Film

Y. Oshikane
Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

Simulation results regarding excitation, propagation, and focusing of SPP waves around a pair of subwavelength holes on silver thin film by COMSOL Multiphysics + RF Module are presented. This research has been performed for development of a novel tiny spot of extremely intensified optical near-field at the apex of optical fiber probe for scanning near-field optical microscope.

Designing Silver Nanowires Invisible Cloak Based on Effective Medium Approach

Y. Xu
Soochow University, Suzhou, China

In this section, we design an invisible cloak using the composite medium of silver nanowires with elliptical cross-sections embedded in a polymethyl methacrylate host. Under the guidance of an analytical effective medium approach, we use the parameter retrieval method to design a well-performed invisible cloak, based on an empirical revised version of the reduced cloak. The cloak is numerically ...

Demonstration of a Novel Surface Plasmon Based Interferometer with COMSOL

D. Carrier, and J.J. Dubowski
Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada

In order to provide swift and precise diagnostics, physicians and medical doctors require an adequate amount of information about the patient\'s condition. An integrated SPR (surface plasmon resonance) biosensing platform is currently developed by our research group with the aim of preserving compatibility with microfabrication techniques, open-ended surface and integrated light source. In order ...

Super-resolving Properties of Metallodielectric Stacks

N. Katte[1], J. Haus[1], J.B. Serushema[1], and M. Scalora[2]
[1]University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA
[2]Charles M. Bowden Research Center, Redstone Arsenal, AL, USA

We show that diffraction can be suppressed in a one-dimensional metallodielectric stack (MDS) at visible wavelengths to achieve super-resolution imaging. In our calculations we use two popular techniques, which can be adapted to investigate the imaging properties of MDSs. The two methods are the transfer matrix method (TMM) and the Finite element method based software, COMSOL Multiphysics. The ...

Implementation of the Perfectly Matched Layer to Determine the Quality Factor of Axisymmetric Resonators in COMSOL

M.I. Cheema, and A.G. Kirk
McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Due to the inseparability of the wave equation, numerical methods are needed to develop an accurate electromagnetic model for various axisymmetric resonators such as micro-discs and micro-toroids. Our purpose is the implementation of a perfectly matched layer to determine the quality factor of axisymmetric resonators with high accuracy in COMSOL. We treated the perfectly matched layer as an ...

Modeling VRALA,The Next-Generation Actuator For High-Density, Tick Secondary Mirrors For Astronomy

C. Del Vecchio[1], G. Agapito[1], G. Tomassi[2], and E. De Santis[2]
[1]National Institute for Astrophysics, Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, Firenze, Italy
[2]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 ...

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