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Electromagnetic Analysis of Cloaking Metamaterial Structures

E. Furlani, and A. Baev
The Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA

We study cylindrical and spherical shell structures that have cloaking material properties proposed by Pendry et al. We use 2D and 3D time-harmonic analysis to study the field distribution and power flow for various arrangements of these structures. We have shown that the COMSOL RF solver is well suited for the analysis of cloaking metamaterial structures If cloaking material properties can be ...

Going beyond Axisymmetry: 2.5D Vector Electromagnetics

Y.A. Urzhumov[1][,][2], N.I. Landy[1][,][2], C. Ciraci[2], D.R. Smith[1][,][2]
[1]Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
[2]Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

Linear wave propagation through inhomogeneous structures of size R?? (Fig.1) is a computationally challenging problem, in particular when using finite element methods, due to the steep increase of the number of degrees of freedom as a function of R/?. Fortunately, when the geometry of the problem possesses symmetries, one may choose an appropriate basis in which the stiffness matrix of the ...

Modeling of a Nonlinear Hybrid Plasmonic Waveguide for Enhanced Surface Plasmon Polaritons Through Optical Parametric Amplification

D. Wang[1], T. Li[1], S. Wang[1], S. Zhu[1]
[1]Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Surface Plasmon Polaritions (SPPs), as electromagnetic waves localized at the surface of a metal, enjoy the unique properties to confine energy into sub-wavelength scale, which is beneficial for future photonic integration. However, the severe absorption caused by the metal influences the propagation distance greatly. Actually, SPPs loss can be compensated by optical parametric amplification in ...

Dielectric Adaptive Optical Gels

R. Eisenschmid [1],
[1] OPTIMA pharma GmbH, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany

Adaptive Optics is common sense, since many people use digital cameras with electromechanical iris actors on elastic autofocus lenses. This project tries to create a COMSOL Multiphysics based mathematical model of adaptive optics with electrostatically induced deformation of dielectric gels. Upper and lower sides of a lens (dielectric conductive gel) are coated by transparent conductive films, i ...

Surface Plasmon Polaritons Photonic Device Design and All-optical Modulation

J. Chen
Peking University, Beijing, China

Surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs), which are confined along metal-dielectric interfaces, have attracted great interest in the area of ultracompact photonic circuits due to their strong field confinement and enhancement. COMSOL Multiphysics is an efficient and powerful software package to simulate the characteristics of SPPs. In recent years, we did some works on SPPs in experiments as well as ...

Property and Performance Prediction of Meta Composites for Novel Applications

C. Thiagarajan[1]
[1]ATOA Scientific Technologies Private Limited, Whitefield, Bangalore 560066, India.

Metacomposites are new class of materials with unusual properties that can be engineered using existing materials with usual properties. The unusual properties of metacomposites are derived from the structure, analogues to atomic arrangement in crystal lattice. These material exhibits unusual negative refraction type behavior to electromagnetic wave propagation and thus enables novel ...

A Comparison of Mass Reduction Methods for Silicon-on-Oxide (SOI)-based Micromirrors

H. J. Hall [1], L. A. Starman [1],
[1] Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, USA

Beam steering and adaptive optics micromirror applications commonly demand optically flat surfaces with minimal mass. When reflective coatings (usually metallic Au or Al) are applied to micromirror surfaces in order to meet optical reflectivity requirements the resulting film stress (usually tensile) can be substantial. The mass of the mirror can be a limiting factor in the dynamic performance. ...

Heating of Metal Nanoparticles on Absorbing Substrates

L. Bergamini [1], O. Muskens [2], N. Zabala [1], J. Aizpurua [3]
[1] UPV/EHU, Bilbao, Spain; Materials Physics Center and CSIC-UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain; Donostia International Physics Center, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
[2] University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
[3] Materials Physics Center and CSIC-UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain; Donostia International Physics Center, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain

It is well-known that metal nanoparticles (NPs) excited at the plasmon frequency not only exhibit peculiar optical properties (e.g., a peak in the extinction spectrum, an enhanced electromagnetic near-filed) but also heat up [1]. This phenomenon is highly investigated for medical applications, but it can be exploited also for the realization of optical devices. In our study we use COMSOL ...

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 ...

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 ...