Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Physics and University Honors
Thin films -- Optical properties, Optical wave guides
In this work, several characteristics of indium tin oxide (ITO) thin-film waveguides are analyzed. The simulation software COMSOL Multiphysics is used to create two waveguide models, one with a single 400 nm diameter hole, and one with two 400 nm diameter holes. A 410 nm light source is incident upon the models at an angle of 60° from the normal. Fourier analysis performed upon the normalized electric field at the surface led to effective indices in the waveguide of about 1.76 and 2.05.
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Olson, Sam, "Characterization of Photonic Waveguides Using Fourier Analysis" (2016). University Honors Theses. Paper 339.