W. Raja, A. Alabastri, S. Tuccio, R. Proietti Zaccaria
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 ...
G. Bachelier , L. Olgeirsson , S. Waterman , J. Sharma , E. Dujardin , A. Bouhelier , S. Huant 
 Institut Néel, CNRS - Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France
 Imperial College, London, England
 CEMES, CNRS, Toulouse, France
 LICB, CNRS – Bourgogne University, Dijon, France
The unique optical properties of plasmon resonances in noble metal nanoparticles have been extensively investigated owing to their ability to enhance the electric field amplitude but also to tailor its spectral and spatial distribution. Among all application domains, nonlinear optics play a singular role since the efficiency of the underlying physical processes are driven by specific symmetry ...
G. Poulain, D. Blanc, A. Kaminski, B. Semmache, and M. Lemiti
Université de Lyon: Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon INL, CNRS, INSA de Lyon, Villeurbanne, France
SEMCO Eng., Montpellier Cedex 5 - France
Silicon solar cells still require cost reduction and improved efficiency to become more competitive. New architectures can provide a significant increase in efficiency, but today most of the approaches need additional processing steps. In this context, laser processing offers a unique way to replace technological steps like photolithography that is not compatible with the requirements of the ...
F. S. Alleyne , R. R. Milczarek ,
 Healthy Processed Foods Research Unit, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Albany, CA, USA
Solar drying is a ubiquitous method that has been adopted for many years as a food preservation method. Most of the published articles in the literature provide insight on the performance of solar dryers in service but little information on the dryer construction material selection process or material attributes that allow them to be selected as candidates in solar dryer designs. 1–7 ...
J. T. Andrews, R. Choubey, O P Choudhary, N. Malviya, A. Patel, M. Kumar, S. Chouksey, J. Solanki
National MEMS Design Center, Department of Applied Physics, Shri G S Institute of Technology & Science, Indore 452003 MP, India
A logic gate performs a certain Boolean logic operation on one or more logical inputs and produces a single logical output. The logic values are either “true” or “false.” Logic gates are bistable devices, that is, they may yield one of these two possible stable outputs. The NAND logic is a universal gate; any logic operation can be performed with various combinations of NAND logics. Many ...
M. Mattheakis, C. Athanasopoulos, G. P. Tsironis
University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
We present numerical simulations for the propagation of surface plasmon polaritons in a dielectric-metal-dielectric waveguide using COMSOL Multiphysics® software. We show that the use of an active dielectric with gain that compensates metal absorption losses enhances substantially plasmon propagation. Furthermore, the introduction of the active material induces, for a specific gain value, a ...
C. Gavrila and I. Lancranjan
Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
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 ...
J. Toney, J. Retz, V. Stenger, A. Pollick, P. Pontius, S. Sriram
SRICO, Inc., Columbus, OH, USA
This paper presents techniques for modeling annealed proton exchange (APE) and reverse proton exchange (RPE) waveguides in periodically poled lithium niobate for application to optical frequency conversion. A combination of time-dependent diffusion modeling and electromagnetic mode analysis using the RF module are used to predict the relationship between the poling period and the second harmonic ...
Simulation of Optical Properties of the Si/SiO2/Al Interface at the Rear of Industrially Fabricated Si Solar Cells
Y. Yang, and P. Altermatt[1,2]
Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH), Emmerthal, Germany
Dep. Solar Energy Research, Inst. Solid-State Physics, Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany
The specular and diffuse reflection properties of sunlight at the rear surface of silicon solar cells with various degrees of roughness are computed by solving the Maxwell and material equations in two dimensions, using the COMSOL RF Module. The model is tested on planar Si/SiO2/air interfaces and planar Si/SiO2/Al interfaces. The simulations show that for wavelengths of 800 nm, (i) maximum ...
G. Grasso, V. M. N. Passaro, F. De Leonardis
Photonics Research Group, Politechnic Institute of Bari, Bari, Italy
In this paper a multiphysics approach to study the optical properties of integrated waveguides influenced by thermal and mechanical stress is presented. The heating and pressure effects are evaluated by means the Heat Transfer and Structural Mechanics modules respectively. Finally, the electromagnetics capabilities of the AC/DC Module are used in order to evaluate the optical eigenfunctions and ...