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Applied Functional Materials
ISSN:2737-5323
Frequency: Quarterly Published by lIKll


Open Access Research Paper
 AFM 2023/12
Vol.3, Iss.4 : 1-8
https://doi.org/10.35745/afm2023v03.04.0001

Analysis and Comparison of Multilayer Planar Structure Ultra–Wideband Absorbers for Visible to Mid–Infrared Light Using Different Simulation Software


Jing-Jenn Lin1, Ling-Chieh Tseng2 and Cheng-Fu Yang3*


1Department of Applied Materials and Optoeletronic Engineering, National Chi Nan University, Nantou County 54561, Taiwan
2Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, National University of Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung 811, Taiwan
3Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung 413, Taiwan


Abstract:
In the past, the featured finite difference time domain (FDTD) software was used to simulate a multilayer planar structure light absorber’s design and obtain the optimal thickness for each layer through this software. In this study, we employed the thickness values obtained from FDTD in another software, COMSOL, for simulation. Subsequently, we compared the absorptivity simulated by COMSOL with that obtained through FDTD. Due to the different computational methods of the two software tools, the absorptivity simulated by COMSOL using the layer thickness values from FDTD became less accurate. As a result, the thickness of each layer was fine–tuned to identify the optimal parameters for each layer. The optimized parameters with the absorptivity values in the present study were compared to previous results. Variations in the optimal thickness for each layer when utilizing these two software applications were found with different results.

Keywords:  FDTD software, COMSOL, Multilayer planar structure; Absorber

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Received:October 03, 2023; Revised:November 03, 2023; Accepted:November 16, 2023; Published:November 28, 2023
*Corresponding author; e-mail: cfyang@nuk.ecu.tw


Citation:Lin, J.J.; Tseng, L.C.; Yang, C.F.Analysis and Comparison of Multilayer Planar Structure Ultra–Wideband Absorbers for Visible to Mid–Infrared Light Using Different Simulation Software. Applied Functional Materials 2023, 3, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.35745/afm2023v03.04.0001

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