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.
Olson, Sam, "Characterization of Photonic Waveguides Using Fourier Analysis" (2016). University Honors Theses. Paper 339.