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When optical components are reduced to the nanoscale, they exhibit interesting properties that can be harnessed to create new devices. For example, imagine a block of material with thin layers of alternating materials. This creates a periodic arrangement of alternating dielectric constants, forming a "photonic crystal" that is analogous to the electronic crystals used in semiconductor devices. Photonic crystals, along with quantum dots and other devices patterned at the nanoscale, may form the basis for sensors and switches used in computers and telecommunications. More information on Nanophotonics can be found here.

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  1. Photovoltaics QCRF-FDTD Simulator

    15 Oct 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jacob R Duritsch, Haejun Chung, Peter Bermel

    Simulates optical and electrical behaviors of photovoltaic cells using a FDTD simulation method and QCRF material modeling.

  2. Esmaeil Heydari

  3. Thermophotovoltaic Experiment

    15 Jun 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Evan L Schlenker, Zhou Zhiguang, Peter Bermel

    Simulates thermophotovoltaic system, accounting for thermal losses.

  4. Vishal Vashistha 14310066

  5. The PhotonicVASEfit Tutorial

    18 Jun 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ludmila Prokopeva, Alexander V. Kildishev

    This online presentation will help you to get started with our simulation tool PhotonicVASEfit. In the introduction we explain the scenarios in which the simulation tool can be used. We describe...

  6. Shape Generator for the Discrete Dipole Approximation

    28 May 2015 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Manoj Seeram, Gregory T. Forcherio, Phillip Blake, D. Keith Roper

    Youtube video link showing program in use: Description This Matlab Graphical User Interface walks users through creating custom 3D shapes. It then...

  7. PhotonicVASEfit: VASE fitting tool

    19 May 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Ludmila Prokopeva, You-Chia Chang, Alexander V. Kildishev (editor)

    Retrieves optical constants of a material by fitting it to VASE (Variable Angle Spectroscopic Ellipsometry) data

  8. Short Course on Nanophotonics

    19 Mar 2015 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Nick Fang

    This course is a shortened version of a graduate course offered to MIT students regarding recent advances in photonics science and technology. The course consists of selected topics in...

  9. Generation Model with Coupled Mode Theory

    20 Jul 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): yujie guo, Peter Bermel, Roman Shugayev

    Models generation of an optical comb in a multiple-resonance cavity coupled to a single waveguide, using coupled mode theory to represent linear and nonlinear dynamics

  10. Spaser in Quantum Regime

    12 Feb 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark I Stockman

    The spaser have been introduced theoretically and discovered experimentally. We briefly consider quantum theory and latest results on spaser as an ultrafast quantum generator and amplifier of...

  11. Optical Properties of Single Coaxial Nanowires

    06 May 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sarath Ramadurgam, Tzu-ging Lin, Katherine Elizabeth Hansen, Chen Yang

    Computes various optical properties of a single nanowire with up to 2 shell layers using Mie-formalism

  12. PhotonicsPOS: Particle on Substrate

    13 Mar 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Rohith Chandrasekar, Urcan Guler, Ludmila Prokopeva, Alexander V. Kildishev

    Scattering solutions for a core-shell spherical particle on a planar lamellar substrate

  13. [Illinois] Spectral Method for Linear and Nonlinear Phenomena in Nanophotonics

    29 Dec 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Qing Huo Liu

    Qing H. Liu received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1989. His research interests have been in computational electromagnetics and...

  14. Om Suwal

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  16. Modeling of Optical Multilayers for Both Spectra and Admittance Loci

    03 Aug 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Joel che, kuo-ping chen

    simulate spectra and admittance loci of multilayer structures

  17. M Elsayed

  18. Thermophotonic Selective Emitter Simulation

    14 Jul 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Anubha Mathur, Enas Sakr, Peter Bermel

    Simulate Thermophotovoltaics With Rare Earth-Based Selective Emitters

  19. Addressing the Inverse Problem of Optical Imaging

    10 Sep 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Aaron Lewis

    "Addressing the inverse problem of imaging" by Prof. Aaron Lewis from the Nanonics NanoPhotonics workshop.

  20. Soujanya

    I have been brought up in the gulf region. I did my little bit of schooling in Saudi Arabia; rest of it in Abu Dhabi. I'm doing my undergraduate currently in PES university, Bangalore., a resource for nanoscience and nanotechnology, is supported by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.