Niklas Georg M.Sc.

Aufgabenbereich

Simulation hochfrequenter und optischer Komponenten mit Unsicherheiten

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Numerical simulations are well established and play an important role in the design process of electromagnetic components. Thereby, the geometry of the devices and the material properties which are the input data of the numerical simulation, are generally assumed to be known exactly. However, this is not the case in practice, since the manufacturing process introduces (possibly small) variations which usually can only be described statistically. Additionally, there is often a lack of knowledge about the material data due to measurement errors. These uncertainties in the input data can then cause the real components to fail the design specifications. It also favors the choice of disproportionate safety factors. This is especially problematic because of the decreasing size of structures and increasing demands on the components, e.g. in nanotechnology.

Therefore, favored by the continuously increasing computing power, uncertainty quantification (UQ) is a topic of great interest. UQ aims for realistic predictions by describing input data as well as output data as random variables. The probability density function (PDF) of the inputs is then propagated to the outputs, i.e. the quantities of interest (QoIs). In many cases it can also be sufficient to compute a few statistical moments, e.g. mean and standard deviation of the QoI. This could be achieved by applying the well-known Monte Carlo (MC) simulation. However, MC simulation is too computationally expensive for many applications since it needs many (possibly millions) of simulation runs in order to obtain reliable results. In this research, spectral methods for efficient UQ of high-frequency and optical components are investigated. In particular, periodic metamaterials and plasmonic structures are considered which can be subject to relatively huge manufacturing imperfections.

Young Scientist Award und zweiter Platz beim Best Paper Award auf der URSI HKHB 2019 für den Beitrag 'Improved surrogate modeling for uncertainty quantification of an optical grating coupler'

2019

Nikolai Schmitt ; Niklas Georg ; Gauthier Brière ; Dimitrios Loukrezis ; Sébastien Héron ; Stéphane Lanteri ; Charalambos Klitis ; Marc Sorel ; Ulrich Römer ; Herbert De Gersem ; Stéphane Vézian ; Patrice Genevet (2019):
Optimization and uncertainty quantification of gradient index metasurfaces.
In: Optical Materials Express, 9, (2), pp. 892–910, DOI: 10.1364/OME.9.000892. [Article]

Niklas Georg ; Ulrich Römer (2019):
Improved surrogate modeling for uncertainty quantification of an optical grating coupler.
In: URSI Kleinheubacher Tagung (KHB 2019), Miltenberg. URL: https://www.kh2019.de. [Poster]

Niklas Georg ; Ulrich Römer (2019):
Improved surrogate modeling for uncertainty quantification of an optical grating coupler.
In: URSI Kleinheubacher Tagung (KHB 2019), Miltenberg. URL: https://www.kh2019.de. [Talk]

Niklas Georg ; Ulrich Römer ; Sebastian Schöps (2019):
Surrogate Modeling for Optical Gratings based on Polynomial Approximations and Conformal Maps.
In: Workshop on Advances in Electromagnetic Research – KWT 2019, Rietzlern, Austria. URL: http://maxwell-in-motion.org. [Talk]

Niklas Georg ; Dimitrios Loukrezis ; Ulrich Römer ; Sebastian Schöps (2019):
Uncertainty quantification for optical metasurfaces.
In: UNCECOMP 2019. URL: https://2019.uncecomp.org/. [Talk]

Niklas Georg ; Dimitrios Loukrezis ; Ulrich Römer ; Sebastian Schöps (2019):
Uncertainty Quantification for an Optical Grating Coupler using Adaptive Polynomial Approximations and Conformal Maps.
In: Doktorandentage - Institut für Dynamik und Schwingungen, Technische Universität Braunschweig. [Talk]

Niklas Georg ; Wolfgang Ackermann ; Jacopo Corno ; Sebastian Schöps (2019):
Uncertainty quantification for Maxwell’s eigenproblem using isogeometric analysis and mode tracking.
In: Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 350, pp. 228–244, ISSN: 0045-7825, DOI: 10.1016/j.cma.2019.03.002, arXiv: 1802.02978. [Article]

Mona Fuhrländer ; Niklas Georg ; Sebastian Schöps (2019):
Yield Estimation and Optimization of Electromagnetic Devices.
In: 9th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2019), Valencia, Spain. URL: https://iciam2019.org. [Talk]

2018

Niklas Georg ; Dimitrios Loukrezis ; Ulrich Römer ; Sebastian Schöps (2018):
Uncertainty Quantification for Optical Metasurfaces with Adjoint Error-Based Adaptive Collocation.
In: Workshop on UQ for acoustic simulations, Braunschweig. [Talk]

Niklas Georg ; Jacopo Corno ; Herbert De Gersem ; Shahnam Gorgi Zadeh ; Ulrich Römer ; Sebastian Schöps ; Alexey Sulimov ; Ursula van Rienen (2018):
Uncertainty quantification for the fundamental mode spectrum of the European XFEL Cavities.
In: 13th International Computational Accelerator Physics Conference (ICAP18), Florida, USA. URL: http://bt.pa.msu.edu/ICAP18. [Talk]

Niklas Georg ; Dimitrios Loukrezis ; Ulrich Römer ; Sebastian Schöps (2018):
Uncertainty Quantification for an Optical Grating Coupler with Adjoint-based Adaptive Collocation.
In: Workshop on Advances in Electromagnetic Research – KWT 2018, Rietzlern, Austria. URL: http://maxwell-in-motion.org. [Poster]

Niklas Georg ; Dimitrios Loukrezis ; Ulrich Römer ; Sebastian Schöps (2018):
Uncertainty Quantification for an Optical Grating Coupler with Adjoint Error-Based Adaptive Collocation.
In: WiRe seminar, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig. [Talk]

Niklas Georg ; Ulrich Römer ; Sebastian Schöps ; Rolf Schuhmann (2018):
Uncertainty Quantification for an Optical Grating Coupler using Adaptive Stochastic Collocation.
In: SIAM Conference on Uncertainty Quantification 2018, Garden Grove, USA. URL: https://www.siam.org/meetings/uq18. [Talk]

2017

Sebastian Schöps ; Zeger Bontinck ; Jacopo Corno ; Niklas Georg (2017):
Uncertainty Quantification in Electrical Engineering: Superconducting cavities, Magnets and Electrical Machines.
In: Kolloquium SFB 805, Darmstadt. URL: http://www.sfb805.tu-darmstadt.de/. [Talk]

Niklas Georg ; Ulrich Römer ; Sebastian Schöps (2017):
Uncertainty Quantification for an Optical Grating Coupler using Generalized Polynomial Chaos.
In: Meeting of the Scientific Network UQ for Cavities 2017, Hamburg, Germany. [Talk]

Niklas Georg ; Ulrich Römer ; Sebastian Schöps (2017):
Uncertainty Quantification for a Plasmon Waveguide using Stochastic Collocation.
In: Workshop on Advances in Electromagnetic Research – KWT 2017, Rietzlern, Austria. URL: http://maxwell-in-motion.org. [Talk]

Wolfgang Ackermann ; Jacopo Corno ; Carlo de Falco ; Niklas Georg ; Malena Kellermann ; Alexander Krimm ; Sebastian Schöps (2017):
Eigenvalue Tracking for the Sensitivity Analysis of Resonant Modes in Superconducting Cavities.
In: URSI-B Workshop Felder und Wellen, Groß-Behnitz, Germany. [Talk]

2016

Niklas Georg ; Ulrich Römer ; Rolf Schuhmann (2016):
Uncertainty Quantification for a Plasmonic Waveguide using Generalized Polynomial Chaos.
In: Workshop on Advances in Electromagnetic Research – KWT 2016, Rietzlern, Austria. URL: http://maxwell-in-motion.org. [Poster]

Wolfgang Ackermann ; Jacopo Corno ; Carlo de Falco ; Niklas Georg ; Malena Kellermann ; Alexander Krimm ; Sebastian Schöps (2016):
Eigenvalue Tracking for the Sensitivity Analysis of Higher Order Modes.
In: ICFA Mini Workshop on High Order Modes in Superconducting Cavities (HOMSC 2016), Warnemünde. URL: http://indico.cern.ch/event/465683/. [Talk]