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COMSOL News Magazine 2017

Plasma Scaling Leads the Transition from 2D to True 3D Models

J. Brcka [1],
[1] Tokyo Electron U.S. Holdings, Inc., Austin, TX, USA

Introduction: In inductively coupled plasma (ICP) systems the inductive antenna is coupled to the excited plasma inside the low pressure gas reactor. A multi-ICP system can be used for increased area processing and provide additional variables for controlling the plasma. However, assembling the source from individual sources changes the symmetry of the system. Simulation of plasmas in ...

Argon Plasma Simulations for Educational Purposes at Fontys University of Applied Physics

H. van Halewijn [1],
[1] Fontys University of Applied Physics, The Netherlands

At the Fontys University of Applied Physics (The Netherlands) a plasma etcher has been acquired for educational purposes. The machine operates at low power up to 30 Watt and is driven with a magnetic coil at 13.56 MHz. The use of COMSOL Multiphysics software will be discussed to simulate the temperature and mass fractions of the activated and ionized atoms in the gas. The simulations will be ...

A Reliable Approach to Estimate Surface-enhanced Raman Scattering Intensity of Metal Nanostructures

En-Ming You [1], Jun Yi [1], Song-Yuan Ding [1,2],
[1] State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China
[2] Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China

Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is a fingerprint spectroscopy whose sensitivity is down to single molecule level. The mechanism of SERS is mainly contributed to huge enhancement of local electric field, which originated from surface plasmon resonance of metal nanostructures. It is very important to exactly calculate the local enhancement in the electric field strength for right ...

Prism Coupling of Light in Optical Waveguides

J.T. Andrews, R.R. Kumar, and P.K. Sen
Department of Applied Physics, S G S Institute Technology & Science, Indore, Maharashtra, India

We report the results of simulation showing light coupling in waveguides through prism coupling method. Prism coupling method of light coupling in waveguides is a dominant method adopted by photonic device fabricators. It is necessary to understand the effect various parameters on light coupling in such processes. We used industry standard PDE solver COMSOL Multiphysics to study and analyze the ...

Chiral surface plasmon polaritons on metallic nanowires

S. Zhang
Institute of Physics CAS

Chiral SPPs can be generated by linearly polarized light incident at the end of a nanowire, exciting a coherent superposition of three specific nanowire waveguide modes. Chirality is preserved in the emitted photons, creating a subwavelength ¼ wave plate.

COMSOL Multiphysics Super Resolution Analysis of a Spherical Geodesic Waveguide Suitable for Manufacturing

H. Ahmadpanahi[1], D. Grabovi?ki?[1], J.C. González[1], P. Benítez[1], J.C. Miñano[1]
[1]Cedint Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Recently it has been proved theoretically (Miñano et al, 2011) that the super-resolution up to ? /500 can be achieved using an ideal metallic Spherical Geodesic Waveguide (SGW). This SGW is as a theoretical design, in which the conductive walls are considered to be lossless conductors with zero thickness. In this paper, we study some key parameters that might influence the super resolution ...

Effects Of Saline Infusion On The Lesion Size During The Radiofrequency Ablation Of Liver Cancer

O. E. Hin [1]
[1] Monash University, Malaysia

In this study, a computational model is developed and solved using COMSOL Multiphysics software to estimate the lesion size during saline-infused RFA. Transport of saline is set up by modifying the Poisson equation and the convection-diffusion equation [3] under the Mathematics module. Heating during RFA is set up based on the Joule heating module. To describe the lesion size, the two-state cell ...

Radio Frequency Tissue Ablation Simulation with COMSOL Multiphysics® Software

N. Elabbasi [1], M. Hancock [1],
[1] Veryst Engineering, Needham, MA, USA

Radiofrequency (RF) tissue ablation is commonly used to treat medical conditions involving dysfunctional tissue especially in the heart, kidneys, lungs, bones, or liver. An electrode at the tip of a catheter delivers high frequency current (350-500 kHz) to the targeted tissue causing it to heat and then ablate without disturbing the electrical signals of the nervous system or heart, and with ...

Plasmonic Properties of Bimetal Nanoshell Cylinders and Spheres

K. Ehrhold[1], S. Christiansen[1,2], and U. Gösele[1]
[1]Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany,
[2]Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, Germany

Plasmonics is a new branch of the fascinating field of photonics and develops concepts to quench light beyond the diffraction limit and enhance electromagnetic fields. These enhancements occur in metals as localized surface plasmon polaritons (LSP) a coupling of the surface density oscillations of the electron gas to the incident light. With threedimensional nano-structures of coinage metals ...

Impact of a 3D EM Model Configuration on the Direct Optimization of Microstrip Structures

Z. Brito-Brito[1], J. E. Rayas-Sánchez[1], J. C. Cervantes-González[2], C. A. López[2]
[1]The Jesuit University of Guadalajara. Dept. of Electronics, Systems and Informatics, Jalisco, México
[2]Intel Guadalajara Design Center, Jalisco, México

The EM optimization of a coarsely discretized model of a microstrip band-pass filter implemented in COMSOL Multiphysics® was realized using two different model configurations. We presented a systematic methodology to find an appropriate 3D EM model configuration on a direct EM optimization of a low fidelity models. It was confirmed that the direct EM optimization of coarse models in COMSOL could ...