TR2018-154

Coupled-Mode Analysis for Near-Field Thermal Radiation Devices


    •  Wang, B., Lin, C., Teo, K.H., "Coupled-Mode Analysis for Near-Field Thermal Radiation Devices", Biennial IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation (CEFC), October 2018.
      BibTeX TR2018-154 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Wang2018oct,
      • author = {Wang, Bingnan and Lin, Chungwei and Teo, Koon Hoo},
      • title = {Coupled-Mode Analysis for Near-Field Thermal Radiation Devices},
      • booktitle = {Biennial IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation (CEFC)},
      • year = 2018,
      • month = oct,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2018-154}
      • }
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    Electric Systems

Near-field effect can greatly enhance the radiative heat transfer, by taking advantage of surface resonances. In this paper, we present a numerical approach to use coupled-mode theory for the analysis of near-field radiation. We show that by matching the resonant modes on two objects, the near-field radiation can be maximized. The principle can be applied to the designing of different thermal radiation devices, such as thermophotovoltaic (TPV), thermoradiative (TR), and negative electroluminescent (EL) cooling devices.