9th Workshop on Numerical Methods for Optical Nano Structures

Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 3, 2013

ETH Zurich, building ETZ, room E6

Keynote talks (Monday)

Additional events


Ch. Hafner, Computational Optics Group, IFH, ETH


 SEREC, Fred Tischer Lecture Series


How to come  to ETZ E6: ETZ ("Elektrotechnik" main building) is located at Gloriastrasse 35. It is most convenient to come by public transportation: Tram 6 from "Bahnhofstrasse" or "Central" (both near Zurich main station) direction "Zoo" or Tram 5 from "Bahnhof Enge", "Bellevue" (near the lake), exit at "Voltastrasse". ETZ is the biggest building next to the tram stop. If you come by car, either follow "Rämistrasse" from "Bellevue" upwards towards "Zoo" (turn right at the University of Zurich) or follow "Universitätsstrasse" from "Irchel" towards "ETH", "Universität", "Bellevue" (turn left after you passed ETH, in front of the University of Zurich). Then, you follow Gloriastrasse after around 100 m there is a left turn and after again 100 m there is a sharp right turn. In order to come to the ETZ building parking garage, you must cross Gloriastrasse directly at the right turn. Be careful, because you must cross the tram rails! To get access to the parking garage, you first must go to the "Hausdienst" at the entrance of the ETZ building on the E floor and tell them that you are visitor and need temporary parking.

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Preliminary list of accepted regular talks

Tentative Schedule

Monday, July 1

Morning: Promising application areas, Chair: Benedikt Oswald

09:25 - 09:30 Christian Hafner: Welcome

09:30 - 10:10 Jürg Leuthold: Future of Communication and Integrated Nano Devices (Abstract)

10:10 - 10:50 Wolfgang Freude: Linear and Nonlinear Nano Photonics (Abstract)

10:50 - 11:30 Lukas Novotny: Nonlinear Optical Antennas (Abstract) (Presentation)

11:30 - 12:00 N. Komarevskiy, V. Shklover, L. Braginsky and Ch. Hafner: Ultrasensitive switching between resonant reflection and absorption in periodic gratings  (Abstract)  (Presentation)

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break

Afternoon: FEM, Chair: Jens Niegemann

13:30 - 14:10 Joachim Schöberl: High Order Finite Element Methods for Maxwell's Equations (Abstract)

14:10 - 14:50 Sven Friedel: Novelties in COMSOL for Modeling Optical Nanostructures (Abstract)  (Presentation)

14:50 - 15:30 Frank Demming-Janssen: Simulation of Optical Nanostructures with CST MICROWAVE STUDIO (Abstract)

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 - 16:40 Benedikt Oswald: The HADES3D Electromagnetic Solver Family - With a Focus on Nano-Optics (Abstract)

16:40 - 17:10 Sascha Schnepp: Computational Aspects of Laser Induced Electron Emission from Nanotips (Abstract)

17:10 - 17:30 O. Scholder, K. Jefimovs, I. Shorubalko, C. Hafner, U. Sennhauser, G-L. Bona: Study of Plasmonic Antenna with sub-5nm Gaps with Comsol (Abstract)


Evening: 18:00-??:?? Apéro and BBQ on the roof of the ETF building (in front of ETZ building)


Tuesday, July 2

Morning: Applications and special techniques, Chair: Sascha Schnepp

09:10 - 09:30 M. Aryal, M. Gadisu, C. Kirsch, Y. Liu, R. Lopez, S. Mitran, E. T. Samulsky, T. A. Tippets: Electro-photonic optimization of organic solar cells (Abstract)

09:30 - 09:50 Reto Giannini, Christian Hafner, Jörg F. Löffler: Overall scaling behavior of individual metallic nanoparticles (Abstract)

09:50 - 10:10 Martin Schäferling, Xinghui Yin, and Harald Giessen: Chiral Fields in Achiral Systems (Abstract)

10:10 - 10:30 Alexandros I. Dimitriadis, Nikolaos V. Kantartzis, Theodoros D. Tsiboukis, Christian Hafner: Analytical modeling and applications of periodic metasurfaces (Abstract)  (Presentation)

10:30 - 11:00 Cofee Break

11:00 - 11:20 Christoph Böcklin, Dirk Baumann, Jürg Fröhlich: A novel 3D Monte Carlo framework to investigate light intensity distributions in anatomical structures (Abstract)

11:20 - 11:40 Alexander Dorodnyy, Valery Shklover, Christian Hafner: Numerical methods for solar cells simulations (Abstract) (Presentation)

11:40-12:00 Aytac Alparslan, Christian Hafner: MMP analysis of plasmonic structures in layered media: a review (Abstract)

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break

Afternoon: MMP, FEM, and Shape Optimization, Chair: Christian Hafner

13:30 - 13:50 Ueli Koch, Jens Niegemann, Christian Hafner: MMP Simulation of Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy Applied to Plasmonic Particles (Abstract)  (Presentation)

13:50 - 14:10 Josip Mihaljevic,Christian Hafner, Alfred Meixner: A Numerical Analysis of Apertureless Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy (Abstract) (Presentation)

14:10 - 14:30 Pegah Souzangar, Ralf Hiptmair, Christian Hafner: On the Efficient Modeling of SNOM Tip Configurations in Nano-Optics (Abstract)

14:30 - 14:50 Mengyu Wang, Kersten Schmidt, Aytac Alparslan, and Christian Hafner: High-order FEM implementation of PML in the study of plasmonic particles in layered media (Abstract)

14:50 - 15:20 Coffee Break

15:20 - 15:40 Andrey Petukhov: Gradient-based grating profile optimization: steps to shape-independent optimization (Abstract) CANCELLED!

15:20 - 15:40 Lukas Pug, Johannes Semmler, Günter Leugering: Shape optimization in Electromagnetics (Abstract)

15:40 - 16:00 S. Sargheini, A. Paganini, R. Hiptmair, Ch. Hafner: Shape sensitivity analysis in nano-optics (Abstract) (Presentation)


Wednesday, July 3

9:30 - 12:00 Introduction to MMP and OpenMaX

Christian Hafner: 2D scattering, 2.5D axisymmetric structures, 3D scattering, geometric symmetries, directives, and tricks

13:15 - ??:?? Advanced MMP and OpenMaX modelling (coffee break around 15:00)

Josip Mihaljevic: MMP modelling of an aSNOM configuration

Aytac Alparslan: 2D and 3D MMP modelling of multilayer structures

Ueli Koch: 3D MMP simulations based on a FEM mesh

Christian Hafner: Complex eigenvalue problems (if any interest)

Christian Hafner: Numerical optimization (if any interest)

Evening BBQ on the roof of ETZ building (only if weather is good enough)


Links to previous Workshops

Workshop 2005

Workshop 2006

Workshop 2007

Workshop 2008

Workshop 2009

Workshop 2010

Workshop 2011

Workshop 2012

Last update 28. 6. 2013