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Modeling Plasmonic Structure Integrated Single-Photon Detectors to Maximize Polarization Contrast

M. Csete [1], A. Szenes [1], G. Szekeres [1], B. Banhelyi [2], T. Csendes [2], G. Szabo [1],
[1] Department of Optics and Quantum Electronics, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
[2] Institute of Informatics, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary

Introduction: Single-photon detectors capable of ensuring high fidelity read-out of quantum information delivered via photons of specific polarization are crucial in QIP [1]. Our previous studies have shown that different types of one dimensional plasmonic structures enhance the absorptance of p-polarized light [2, 3]. The purpose of present study was to optimize four different types of ...

Genetic Algorithm for Geometry Optimization of Optical Antennas

R. Diaz de Leon [1], G. Gonzalez [1], A. G. Rodriguez [1], E. Flores [2], F. J. Gonzalez [1],
[1] Universidad Autonoma de SLP, San Luis Potosi, S.L.P., Mexico
[2] Instituto Tecnologico de SLP, San Luis Potosi, S.L.P., Mexico

A genetic algorithm was programmed in MATLAB® software and linked to the COMSOL Multiphysics® software with the COMSOL LiveLink™ for MATLAB® to optimize the geometry of an optical antenna (nanoantenna). The proposed computational model demonstrated that nanoantenna geometries does not feature a conventional macroscopical antenna geometry, such as those utilized for the radiofrequency range. In ...

Plasmonics Based Keys for Image Encryption that Uses Exclusive OR Logic Operation - new

N. K. Nishchal[1], A. Fatima[1], I. Mehra[1], D. Kumar[1]
[1]Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Patna, Bihar, India

Optical encryption has become a significant research field due to its remarkable advantages [1-5]. The unique features of plasmonics have drawn researchers’ attention towards the role which it can play in information security [3 & 4]. The electric field is greatly enhanced when a metallic nanoparticle is illuminated by an appropriate electromagnetic field. The distribution and enhancement of ...

Analysis of a Plasma-Mediated Photoacoustic Response From Plasmonic Nanoparticles in Ultrashort Regime

A. Hatef [1], B. Darvish [1], A. Dagallier [2], C. Boutopoulos [2], M. Meunier [2],
[1] Nipissing University, North Bay, ON, Canada
[2] École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada

Over the last decade, plasmonic nanoparticles (PNPs) have received growing interest as exogenous contrast agents in the thermal expansion based photoacoustic (PA) imaging technique in biomedical applications [1]. Such functionality is due to the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) created by the light-induced coherent oscillation of the conduction electrons in the PNPs. In the near-field ...

Modeling PIN Photodiodes

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

This paper presents one approach to the modeling of an abrupt junction PIN photodiode light sensor using COMSOL Multiphysics software and the incorporated SPICE® capability. The current model is built using the capabilities of SPICE in COMSOL Multiphysics 4.0. This model demonstrates the use of SPICE and the AC/DC Module to build a conduction current, rather than an electrostatic, model. This ...

3D Modeling of Plasmon Excitation by Grating

G.G. Gentili[1], S. Pietralunga[2], M. Bolzoni[1]
[1]Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Milano, Italy
[2]INFN-CNR, Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie, Milano, Italy

Grating-assisted optical coupling into long-range modes of strip plasmonic waveguides is analyzed by a 3D numerical simulation with COMSOL Multiphysics. We used the RF Module and its scattering formulation. A comparison with results obtained using the common 2D approximated analysis is shown for the case of 1D grating coupler and input Gaussian beam. Excited diffracted modal field distribution ...

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 ...

Low Cost All Optical Swept Source for Optical Communication Applications

J. T. Andrews[1], S. Chaurasiya[1], O. P. Chaudhary[1], D. Agarwal[1]
[1]National MEMS Design, Department of Applied Physics, Shri G S Institute of Technology & Science, Indore Madhya Pradesh, India

By introducing a periodic modulation in a waveguide, it is possible to create an interaction between forward-traveling and backward-traveling modes of an optical waveguide. Bragg grating may be a one dimensional diffraction grating which diffracts light from the forward-traveling mode into the backward traveling mode. Since the Bragg grating reflects at the wavelength for which it is ...

Silicon Nanopillar Array for Light Emission Enhancement in Color-converting LED

P. Ding (丁佩) [1],
[1] Department of Mathematics and Physics, Zhengzhou Institute of Aeronautical Industry Management, Zhengzhou, Henan, China

Plasmonic metallic nanostructures have been demonstrated an effective way to enhance the light emission efficiency in LEDs. Here, we propose a design of white LEDs that combining dielectric silicon nanopillar array in the color-converting layer. By investigating theoretically the guided mode caused by the nanopillar array-waveguide system, we demonstrate that the silicon nanopillar arrays enable ...

Shell-Isolated Nanoparticle-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy: Insight from Simulations with COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

Song-Yuan Ding [1], Jun Yi [1], En-Ming You [1], Zhong-Qun Tian [1],
[1] State Key Laboratory for Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, iChEM, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China

Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) has been developed as a versatile tool for trace-molecule detection and biomolecular analysis by coupled gold or silver nanostructures in the past two decades. However, SERS suffers from a long-term limitation of application for surface analysis of general materials. That is because the SERS hotspots in inter-particle nanogap generated from coupled ...