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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.
Atom-photon Interactions In 1D Photonic Crystals: From cQED to band-gap physics
05 Jan 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Jonathan Hood
We investigate opportunities that emerge from the integration of cold atoms with nanoscopic photonic crystal waveguides (PCWs). PCWs enable the light-matter interaction to be engineered for both trapping and strong atom-photon coupling, thereby opening new avenues for novel quantum transport and...
A Crash Course in Nanophotonic Simulations
18 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel
This seminar will cover rapid, scalable computational methods used in simulating optical reflection,transmission, and absorption in complex structures. After a brief survey of the tools available, the S4 simulation tool will be demonstrated in detail.
The PhotonicVASEfit Tutorial
18 Jun 2015 | | 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 the fitting models and give a demo with complete how-to-use instructions.
Ultrafast Photonic Signal Processing: A Quarter Century Perspective
28 May 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Andrew M Weiner
In this lecture I will begin with a brief introduction to ultrafast optics and specifically to methods permitting shaping of ultrafast laser fields on time scales too fast for direct electronic control. For contrast I will first provide some brief perspective on the state of my research around...
Towards Light-Spin Interface for NV Center in Diamond
17 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Alexey V Akimov
In this work we present our efforts on using CMOS compatible hyperbolic metamaterials and optical fibers to construct efficient single-photon sources and sensing elements using NV center in diamond.
Quantum Optics in New Systems: From Plasmonics to Cold Atoms
In my talk I will describe our activities in both field on quantum interfaces and cold atoms
Spaser in Quantum Regime
12 Feb 2015 | | 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 nanoplasmonic fields, ultrabright nanolabel, and highly-efficient nanosensor. We present latest original...
[Illinois] Spectral Method for Linear and Nonlinear Phenomena in Nanophotonics
29 Dec 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Qing Huo Liu
Addressing the Inverse Problem of Optical Imaging
10 Sep 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Aaron Lewis
"Addressing the inverse problem of imaging" by Prof. Aaron Lewis from the Nanonics NanoPhotonics workshop.
PHYS 620 Lecture 14 : Surface Plasmons
22 Apr 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 8: Phonons
12 Apr 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 15: Plasmons in Nanoparticles
PHYS 620 Lecture 12: Excitons III
08 Apr 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 5: Diamond and Zincblende Semiconductors: Band Structure
26 Mar 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 7: Effective-Mass Theory, Landau Levels and Franz-Keldysh Oscillations
19 Mar 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 10: Excitons I
07 Mar 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 6: Valence Band: Spin-Orbit Coupling and Stress Effects
25 Feb 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 11: Excitons II
PHYS 620 Lecture 4: Interband Transitions and Optical Selection Rules
19 Feb 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 9: Fano Interference and Coupled Oscillators