Parallel 1d3v Particle in Cell/Monte Carlo Collision (PIC/MCC) Simulation of a Glow Discharge Millimeter Wave Detector

Cemre Kusoglu-Sarikaya, Hakan Altan, Demiral Akbar

Abstract

Glow discharge detectors can be a good alternative to existing Schottky diodes, Golay cells and pyroelectric detectors because they are inexpensive and can detect mm-wave and sub-mm radiation successfully. This detection occurs as a result of the interaction of the radiation with the electrons in the plasma. It is required to understand this interaction mechanism to obtain optimum detection parameters. Previous methods have focused on understanding the interaction using analytical models, where the radiation is generally thought to increase the collision frequency of electrons in the plasma, however these theories were not tested against real discharge parameters. For that reason, in this study, the plasma formed inside the detector is simulated by using parallel 1d3v PIC/MCC code, which was previously developed (Kusoglu-Sarikaya et al., 2016) to better understand how the glow discharge forms under different pressure and gas concentrations. The effectiveness of the simulation is compared with mm-wave experiments performed on both commercially obtained and home-built glow discharge detectors. Initial results show that the 1d3v PIC/MCC code can simulate the discharge parameters that are observed in the measurements. Using this platform future studies will focus on understanding the effect of the sub-THz radiation on the collision frequency and observed parameters of the discharge.

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Kusoglu-Sarikaya C., Altan H. and Akbar D. (2018). Parallel 1d3v Particle in Cell/Monte Carlo Collision (PIC/MCC) Simulation of a Glow Discharge Millimeter Wave Detector.In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS, ISBN 978-989-758-286-8, pages 110-115. DOI: 10.5220/0006716001100115


in Bibtex Style

@conference{photoptics18,
author={Cemre Kusoglu-Sarikaya and Hakan Altan and Demiral Akbar},
title={Parallel 1d3v Particle in Cell/Monte Carlo Collision (PIC/MCC) Simulation of a Glow Discharge Millimeter Wave Detector},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,},
year={2018},
pages={110-115},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006716001100115},
isbn={978-989-758-286-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,
TI - Parallel 1d3v Particle in Cell/Monte Carlo Collision (PIC/MCC) Simulation of a Glow Discharge Millimeter Wave Detector
SN - 978-989-758-286-8
AU - Kusoglu-Sarikaya C.
AU - Altan H.
AU - Akbar D.
PY - 2018
SP - 110
EP - 115
DO - 10.5220/0006716001100115