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Spectroscopic Modeling of Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

P. Cendula [1], J. O. Schumacher [1],
[1] Institute of Computational Physics, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, Switzerland

A photoelectrochemical (PEC) cell uses solar energy to split water to hydrogen and oxygen in single integrated device. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy is a suitable tool to characterize recombination and reaction mechanisms in PEC cell. Full numerical drift-diffusion calculations of the electrochemical impedance were conducted. The linear dependence of abscissa (real part) in Nyquist ...

Numerical Analysis and Optimization of a Multi-Mode Interference Based Polarization Beam Splitter

Y. D'Mello [1], E. Elfiky [1], J. Skoric [1], D. Patel [1], D. Plant [1]
[1] McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada

The progression toward smaller and faster photonic circuits has led to the development of nanophotonic platforms capable of compacting many devices onto an integrated chip. These devices, as well as the input and output grating couplers, are sometimes polarization dependent, which allows for a preferential treatment of different polarizations within the same circuit, especially since the ...

Simulating Surface Plasmons at Metal Surfaces and Its Application in Optoelectronic Devices

L. Wang [1],
[1] Konica Minolta Laboratory, San Mateo, CA, USA

Surface plasmon polaritons (SPP) are guided electromagnetic modes of a metal/dielectric interface. These surface electromagnetic waves arise through the coupling of the incident electromagnetic radiation with the collective charge-density oscillations of the free electrons in a metal. Because of its strong field confinement and enhancement effect, SPP has found a variety of intriguing ...

Product Design of Macro Optical Clocking by Ray Optics

V. Vinothkumar[1], R. C. Thiagarajan [1],
[1] ATOA Scientific Technologies Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, India.

Optical cloaking was considered as fictional. Recent developments shows that macro scale optical cloaking is practical and functional. Brief review of ray optics based macro optical cloaking concepts are given. COMSOL Multiphysics® software simulations of cloaking devices are detailed. The geometric optics principles used to develop cloak for hiding objects are given. Invisibility of both the ...

Optoelectronic Transducer with an Optical Fiber Transmission Used for Current Measurement

J. Golebiowski [1],
[1] Dept. of Semiconductor and Optoelectronics Devices, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland

The transducer's construction used for current measurement in medium voltage power lines for current values kA is shown. The transducer involves magnetic circuit with a gap in which a MEMS structure with a movable cantilever is placed. The beam is made of silicon with a NiFe layer. The beam with the ferromagnetic layer is deflected due to effecting magnetic field. The deflection of the beam is ...

Direct and Indirect Coupling Mechanisms in a Chiral Plasmonic System

Zhongyue Zhang [1], Yuyan Chen [1],
[1] School of Physics and Information Technology, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, China

手性等离激元纳米结构被广泛研究并用于生物监测、分析化学和负折射率介质方面。在该结构中直接耦合的机制已经在相关研究中被发现。我们提出由金膜分隔两个金纳米棒(TNMF)的结构(图1),并发现了间接耦合机制。 在 COMSOL Multiphysics® 中,射频电磁波,频域接口用于求解正弦时变电磁场分布,选此接口计算 TNMF 结构的光学响应。插值函数用来设置金的折射率;设置边界条件模拟周期性结构阵列。结果可通过端口2对端口1的响应获得,并可查看每个数据点的电场、电荷等分布。应用程序库中射频模块的“Plasmonic wire grating”教程是初始指导我们计算纳米结构的例子。 用软件模拟圆偏振光照射,得到透射曲线和圆二色性(CD)曲线(图2)。加入金膜的结构产生新模式2。通过 B-K 模型分析电荷分布(图3),发现模式1是直接耦合,模式2是间接耦合。对间接耦合模式,上 ...

Optimal Design for the Grating Coupler of Surface Plasmons

Y. Huang

Mathematics Department, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

We present an optimization procedure to optimize the maximum coupling of free space optical wave to surface plasmon. Shape derivative from shape sensitivity analysis is calculated, and the corresponding partial derivatives of the objective functional with respect to finite number of design variables are derived. An optimal design of the gratings to couple maximum amount of free space photon ...

Forces and Heating in Plasmonic Particles

M. Gonçalves[1], O. Marti[1]
[1]Ulm University - Inst. of Experimental Physics, Ulm, Germany

Plasmonic resonances arising in gold nanoparticles lead to strongly localized near-field enhancements. These enhancements generate strong field gradients that can be exploited in particle trapping. On the other hand plasmonic resonances lead to enhanced absorption and heat generation. Gold nanoparticles have been used to kill cancer cells based on plasmonic heating. We have investigated the ...

Modeling of III-Nitride Quantum Wells with Arbitrary Crystallographic Orientation for Nitride-Based Photonics

M. Kisin, R. Brown, and H. El-Ghoroury

Ostendo Technologies, Inc., Carlsbad, CA, USA

A program for self-consistent modeling of electron-hole energy spectrum and space-charge distribution in III-nitride based quantum well (QW) structures has been developed. The model takes into consideration full 6-band description of the valence band states, nonparabolicity of the electron spectrum, quantum confinement of electrons and holes, strain induced modifications of the band structure, ...

Effects of Forced Airflow Cooling on Laser Beam Heating of Volume Bragg Gratings

S. Kaim[1], B. Anderson[1], G. Venus[1], J. Lumeau[1], V. Smirnov[2], B. Zeldovich[1], L. Glebov[1]
[1]CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA
[2]OptiGrate Corp, Oviedo, FL, USA

Forced airflow cooling of a Volume Bragg Grating heated by a laser beam was investigated by means of simulation with COMSOL Multiphysics®. In addition to air cooling of unrestricted airflow, a case of airflow directed by limiting glass plates was investigated. A number of temperature distributions and thermal deformations were obtained in simulations for different rates of airflows. Simulations ...