Nanosphere Optics Lab Field Simulator

Study of the Electric field induced by Light-Nanoparticle interaction.

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Published on 22 Jan 2008, unpublished on 23 Jan 2008 All versions

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This tools allows the study of the interaction of light and matter (nanoparticles). It simulates the electric field induced by electromagnetic radiation on spherical nanoparticles as well as the absorption spectrum.


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  1. nanophotonics
  2. nanophotonics
  3. nanoparticles
  4. nanoparticles
  5. photonic crystals
  6. photonic crystals
  7. nanooptics
  8. nanooptics
  9. silicon photonics
  10. silicon photonics
  11. nanomaterials
  12. nanomaterials
  13. nanomaterials
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