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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. Solid-State Lighting: An Opportunity for Nanotechnologists to Address the Energy Challenge

    25 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands

    More than one-fifth of the electrical power consumed in the U.S. is used for general illumination. Much of this energy is wasted to heat filaments in incandescent lamps, a century-old technology...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2647

  2. Nanoscale Antenna Apertures

    24 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Xianfan Xu

    This presentation will discuss light concentration and enhancement in nanometer-scale ridge aperture antennas. Resent research, including numerical simulations and near field optical measurements...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2642

  3. BNC Annual Research Symposium: Nanophotonics

    23 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev

    This presentation is part of a collection of presentations describing the projects, people, and capabilities enhanced by research performed in the Birck Center, and a look at plans for the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2629

  4. Surprises on the nanoscale: Plasmonic waves that travel backward and spin birefringence without magnetic fields

    08 Jan 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Daniel Neuhauser

    As nanonphotonics and nanoelectronics are pushed down towards the molecular scale, interesting effects emerge. We discuss how birefringence (different propagation of two polarizations) is...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2256

  5. Plasmon-resonant Nanorods as Multifunctional Imaging Agents

    28 Dec 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alexander Wei

    Gold nanorods have several outstanding characteristics as optical contrast agents for biomedical imaging. Their strong optical absorption at near-infrared (NIR) frequencies can be used to...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2127

  6. Nanoscale Plasmonic Heterostructures

    15 Dec 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gary P. Wiederrecht

    Surface plasmons are electromagnetic modes that are present at the interface of a metal and dielectric material. Depending upon the structure of the metal, surface plasmons demonstrate a wide...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2111

  7. ECE 695s Lecture 15: Metamaterials: Giving Light the Second Hand, Part 2

    20 Nov 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev

    A subsequent version of this lecture is available in a three lecture short course Metamaterials: A New Paradigm of Physics and Engineering.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1998

  8. Nano Scale Optics with Nearfield Scanning Optical Microscopy (NSOM)

    16 Nov 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Reuben Bakker, Vladimir M. Shalaev

    NearfieldScanning Optical Microscopy (NSOM )is a relatively new technology that defeats the diffraction limit for optical measurements by utilizing the near field portion of electromagnetism...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2003

  9. ECE 695s Lecture 14: Metamaterials: Giving Light the Second Hand, Part 1

    15 Nov 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev

    A subsequent version of this lecture is available in a three lecture short course Metamaterials: A New Paradigm of Physics and Engineering.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1991

  10. ECE 695s Lecture 11: Guiding Light Along Nanoparticle Arrays

    02 Nov 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1947

  11. ECE 695s Lecture 10: Surface Plasmon Excitation

    02 Nov 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1942

  12. ECE 695s Lecture 9: Introduction to Metal Optics

    02 Oct 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1850

  13. ECE 695s Lecture 8: Photonic Crystals Fibers

    02 Oct 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1845

  14. ECE 695s Lecture 7: Photonic Crystal Waveguides

    02 Oct 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1840

  15. ECE 695s Lecture 6: Basic Properties of Electromagnetic Effects in Periodic Media

    19 Sep 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1805

  16. ECE 695s Lecture 5: Photonic Crystals - Introduction

    18 Sep 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1800

  17. ECE 695s Lecture 4: Electromagnetic Properties of Molecules, Nano- and Microscopic Particles

    05 Sep 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1778

  18. ECE 695s Lecture 3: Optical Properties of Insulators, Semiconductors and Metals

    05 Sep 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1773

  19. ECE 695s Introductory Lecture

    30 Aug 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1749

  20. ECE 695s Lecture 1: Light Interaction with Matter-Review of Maxwell's Equations

    30 Aug 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1754

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