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Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensors: Optimization of Diffraction Grating and Prism Couplers

W. Raja[1], A. Alabastri[1], S. Tuccio[1], R. Proietti Zaccaria[1]
[1]Department of Nanostructures, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy

Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensors proved themselves as a promising device for many kinds of applications such as optical biosensing, binding constant determinationor nanofilm thickness measurements. Here we simulate using COMSOL Multiphysics® the light-polaritons coupling for the two most commonly used SPR setups: Attenuated total reflection (Kretschmann configuration) and diffraction ...

A Study of Optical Sensor Based on Fiber Bragg Grating Using COMSOL Multiphysics®

C. Gavrila[1] and I. Lancranjan[2]


[1]Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
[2]Advanced Study Centre, National Institute for Aerospace Research “Elie Carafoli”, Bucharest, Romania

Fiber optic sensors can measure a large range of physical, chemical and environmental variables such as temperature, pressure, shape, position, chemical concentration, moisture, etc. Fiber optic sensors provide measurements in applications where the conventional electrical based sensors cannot be used, due to measurement requirements such as extreme temperature, small size, high sensor count, or ...

Simulation of Vector Mode Grating Coupler Interfaces for Integrated Optics

C. T. Nadovich [1],
[1] 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 [1] 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 ...

Pros and Cons of Running COMSOL Multiphysics® Touch-Sensor Simulations on Amazon Web Services™

A. Gourevitch[1]
[1]Cypress Semiconductor Corp., San Jose, CA, USA

We report an implementation of parallel computing on Amazon Web Services™ (AWS) for touch-sensor modeling. COMSOL Multiphysics® was used to simulate an electromagnetic field distribution in a capacitive sensor assembly. Multiple COMSOL jobs were deployed on separate AWS instances and were executed in parallel. The simulation results indicate that implementation of parallel computing for COMSOL ...

Comparative Study on 3D Modeling of Breast Cancer Using NIR-FDOT - new

S. Peter[1]
[1]Christ University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Fluorescence Diffuse Optical Tomography (FDOT) uses Near Infra-Red (NIR) light to monitor physiological changes in internal organs. NIR light being less energetic in nature can be used for continuous monitoring of tumor infected biological tissue, neonatal brain and many such applications where high energy radiation can cause severe damage. In this paper, a comparative study on the 3D modeling ...

Assessment of Diffuse Optical Tomography Image Reconstruction Methods Using a Photon Transport Model

M. M. Althobaiti [1], H. S. Salehi [2], Q. Zhu [2],
[1] Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
[2] Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA

Imaging of tissue with near-infrared diffuse optical tomography is emerging as a practical method to map hemoglobin concentrations within tissue for breast cancer detection and diagnosis. The accurate recovery of images by using numerical modeling requires an effective image reconstruction method. We illustrate a comparison between two widely used reconstruction methods using finite element ...

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 ...

Simulation of 2D Photonic Crystal With COMSOL Multiphysics® Software - new

Z. Liang[1], Z. Meng[2], K. Jie[1], Y. Benxi[1]
[1]Institute of Optics and Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chengdu, China
[2]Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

This paper introduces the concept, research methods and application of photonic crystals. Starting from Maxwell's equations, the functional form of the TE mode and TM mode of the 2D crystal is derived. In 2D crystal, according to the functional forms, we conduct some stimulation about two-demensional photonic crystal with line-defect and dot-defect, forming some results as following: 1. ...

Analysis Of Linearly Polarized Modes

I. Avram, and I. Gavril Tarnovan
The Technical University of Cluj Napoca
Cluj, Romania

This paper presents a study on the propagation modes of electromagnetic waves through a step index fiber optics. To analyze the propagation of electromagnetic field, a simulation in Comsol 4.0 has been implemented using two different optical fibers. Obtaining the propagation modes, called linearly polarized modes (LPnm) to get their characterization according to the radial and azimuthal ...

Plasmonic Scattering Structures for Improved Performance of Thin Film Solar Cells

M. Vijayalakshmi [1], R. Divya [1], R. C. Thiagarajan [1],
[1] ATOA Scientific Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India

Solar Photovoltaics is an alternate green energy source to the depleting fossil fuel technologies. Solar energy cost needs to be reduced significantly for competitiveness and proliferation in residential solar. Thin film photovoltaics is a promising technology for the growth of solar industry. In this paper, nano scale plasmonic structures are explored for performance improvement. These ...