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Simulation of Diffuse Optical Tomography using COMSOL Multiphysics®

S. A. M. Kirmani [1] , L. Velmanickam [1], D. Nawarathna [1], S. S. Sherif [2], I. T. Lima Jr. [1],
[1] Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA
[2] Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

We show that COMSOL Multiphysics® software can efficiently simulate the diffusion equation (DE) in diffusive optical tomography systems. Using our implementation, we simulate a frequency domain diffusive optical tomography system two order of magnitude faster than the standard Monte Carlo method of light transport in tissues. This model can be used in the design and optimization of diffusive ...

Designing a Smart Skin with Fractal Geometry

S. Ni, C. Yang Koh, S. Kooi, and E. Thomas
Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies
Dept. of Materials Science and Eng.
MIT
Cambridge, MA

Recently, the concepts of fractal geometry have been introduced into electromagnetic and plasmonic metamaterials. With their self-similarity, structures based on fractal geometry should exhibit multi-band character with high Q factors due to the scaling law. However, there exist few studies of phononic metamaterials having fractal geometry. COMSOL is used to investigate vector elastic and ...

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 ...

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 ...

Absorption and Scattering of Gold Nanoparticles

I. Bariakhtar [1],
[1] Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, USA

The interest to study the nanoparticles absorbed on the substrate is caused by the multiple practical applications of such systems [1, 2]. The author suggests a method of examining their properties by calculating the absorption and scattering of the electromagnetic field by such system [3,4,5]. It was shown that the Raman scattering and the light absorption can be increased by orders with the ...

Drift-Diffusion and Ballistic Transport Modeling in III-Nitride Multiple-QW Light Emitting Structures

M.V. Kisin, and H.S. El-Ghoroury
Ostendo Technologies Inc., Carlsbad, CA, USA

COMSOL-based modeling software developed at Ostendo Technologies allows detailed simulation of semiconductor lasers and light-emitting diodes. In this work, we study the inhomogeneity of the carrier injection into optically active quantum wells of polar and nonpolar III-nitride light emitters. Despite the absence of polarization-induced potential barriers, the nonpolar multiple-quantum well ...

Simulation of Photonic Crystals Particle Filling by Electrospray

A. Coll, V. Di Virgilio, S. Bermejo, and L. Castañer
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Photonic crystals are widely used in optical applications as waveguides and band filters. Filling the periodic structural material of photonic crystals with other materials is very useful in order to change the optical properties of the devices. In this paper electrostatic COMSOL simulations describing an electrospray deposition of particles in macroporous structures are performed.

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 ...

TM Wave Propagation in Optical Nanostructures with a Third-Order Nonlinear Response: Modeling and Validation with COMSOL

A. Kildishev[1], E. E. Narimanov[1]
[1]Birck Nanotechnology Center, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

An enhanced method is used for analysis of third-order nonlinearities in optical nanostructures with scalar TM (H-field) frequency domain formulation. After embedding it in COMSOL Multiphysics it is shown to produce fast and accurate results without superfluous vector E-field formalism. A standard TM representation based on cubic non-linear susceptibility χ(3) results in an intractable ...

A Study of Distributed Feed-Back Fiber Laser Sensor for Aeronautical Applications Using COMSOL Multiphysics

I. Lancranjan[1], C. Gavrila[2], S. Miclos[3], and D. Savastru[3]
[1]Advanced Study Centre - National Institute for Aerospace Research Elie Carafoli, Bucharest, Romania
[2]Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, Romania
[3]National Institute R&D of Optoelectronics, INOE 2000, Bucharest, Romania

Distributed Feedback Fiber Laser (DFB-FL) sensors are increasingly used in aeronautical applications. One of the newest such applications consists in detecting the “transition” zone between laminar and turbulent air flow upon the extrados surface of an aircraft wing. In this specific application DFB-FL are operated as air pressure sensors monitoring amplitude variations of ~1 Pa (laminar flow) ...