14 March 2013 Wideband sensitivity analysis of plasmonic structures
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We propose an adjoint variable method (AVM) for efficient wideband sensitivity analysis of the dispersive plasmonic structures. Transmission Line Modeling (TLM) is exploited for calculation of the structure sensitivities. The theory is developed for general dispersive materials modeled by Drude or Lorentz model. Utilizing the dispersive AVM, sensitivities are calculated with respect to all the designable parameters regardless of their number using at most one extra simulation. This is significantly more efficient than the regular finite difference approaches whose computational overhead scales linearly with the number of design parameters. A Z-domain formulation is utilized to allow for the extension of the theory to a general material model. The theory has been successfully applied to a structure with teethshaped plasmonic resonator. The design variables are the shape parameters (widths and thicknesses) of these teeth. The results are compared to the accurate yet expensive finite difference approach and good agreement is achieved.
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Osman S. Ahmed, Osman S. Ahmed, Mohamed H. Bakr, Mohamed H. Bakr, Xun Li, Xun Li, Tsuyoshi Nomura, Tsuyoshi Nomura, } "Wideband sensitivity analysis of plasmonic structures", Proc. SPIE 8619, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices XXI, 86190R (14 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2004889; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2004889

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