Tags: nanophotonics

Description

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. Benefits of Hemp

    12 Oct 2018 | Posted by Jacob Murno

    A controversial crop that has been demonized and defended for at least 80 years, hemp has been the proverbial challenge in the US because of political factions, special interests and unequivocal...

    http://nanohub.org/members/210268/blog/2018/10/benefits-of-hemp