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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.
05 Apr 2018 | Contributor(s):: Ludmila Prokopeva, Sam Trezitorul, Alexander V. Kildishev (editor)
Limited demo version of Sandbox-2D tool with scripting interface
DARPA ACTEOM Database: Optical Constants
10 Oct 2017 | Contributor(s):: Ludmila Prokopeva, Alexander V. Kildishev (editor)
Database of dielectric functions: tabulated experimental data and analytical models
Radiative Cooling Experiment
19 May 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Yu-wen Lin, Evan L Schlenker, Zhou Zhiguang, Peter Bermel
Simulate a passive radiative cooling solution implementation in an experimental setup.
Quantum Coherent Transport in Atoms & Electrons
25 May 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Yong P. Chen
I will discuss some recent experimental examples from my lab studying quantum coherent transport and interferometry in electrons as well as cold atoms. For example, phase coherent electron transport and interference around a cylinder realized in a nanowire of topological insulator...
Novel Plasmonic Materials and Nanodevices for Integrated Quantum Photonics
07 Jun 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Mikhail Shalaginov
This research focuses on color centers in diamond that share quantum properties with single atoms. These systems promise a path for the realization of practical quantum devices such as nanoscale sensors, single-photon sources, and quantum memories. In particular, we explored an intriguing...
Coherent Nonlinear Optical Propagation Processes in Hyperbolic Metamaterials
07 Jun 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Alexander K. Popov
Coherence and interference play an important role in classic and quantum physics. Processes to be employed can be significantly enhanced and the unwanted ones suppressed through the deliberately tailored constructive and destructed interference at quantum transitions and at nonlinear optical...
07 Jun 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev
Opening remarks for the 2017 Purdue Quantum Center workshop.
Soft, Biocompatible Optoelectronic Interfaces to the Brain
07 Jun 2017 | | Contributor(s):: John A. Rogers
In this talk, we will describe foundational concepts in physics and materials science for these types of technologies, in 1D, 2D and 3D architectures. Examples in system level demonstrations include experiments on freely moving animals with ‘cellular-scale’, injectable optofluidic...
What is Markovian and non-Markovian in Quantum Mechanics: New Approaches and Viewpoints
12 May 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Francesco Ciccarello
While in classical physics the notion of what is Markovian or not is well defined, this is not the case when it comes to open quantum systems. What makes a quantum dynamics Markovian or non-Markovian (NM)? Traditional answers to this question involve the celebrated Lindblad master equation (ME)...
2017 Purdue Quantum Center Workshop: Coherent Effects in Physics and Chemistry
28 Apr 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev, Mikhail Shalaginov
Presentations for this workshop are in production and will be available in the next 30 days Click on image to download high resolution image
NanoCraft-FIBstream: Focused Ion Beam Stream File Generator
15 Apr 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Ran Cui, Mikhail Shalaginov, Alexander V. Kildishev
Generate a stream file for milling nanostructures (e.g. rectangular and circular nanohole arrays, v-groove slots ) by using focused ion beam (e.g. FEI Nova 200).
ECE 695NS Lecture 5: Bandstructures for Electro-optic Systems
12 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel
Outline:Bandstructure problemBloch's theoremPhotonic bandstructures1D2D
ECE 695NS Lecture 6: Photonic Bandstructures
Outline:Bandstructure symmetries2D Photonic bandstructuresPhotonic waveguide bandstructuresPhotonic slab bandstructures3D Photonic lattice types + bandstructures
ECE 695NS Lecture 7: Photonic Bandstructure Calculations
Outline:Maxwell eigenproblemMatrix decompositionsReformulating the eigenproblemsIterative eigensolversConjugate gradient solversPreconditionersDavidson solversTargeted solvers
ECE 695NS Lecture 4: Eigenproblems for Electro-optic Systems
Outline:Electrostatics PotentialsSolving Ax = bSpin arraysSolving eigenproblemsBandstructure problemBloch's theoremPhotonic bandstructures1D2D
ECE 695NS Lecture 3: Practical Assessment of Code Performance
Outline:Time ScalingExamplesGeneral performance strategiesComputer architecturesMeasuring code speedReduce strengthMinimize array writesProfiling
ECE 695NS Lecture 2: Computability and NP-hardness
11 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel
Outline:OverviewDefinitionsComputing MachinesChurch-Turing ThesisPolynomial Time (Class P)Class NPNon-deterministic Turing machinesReducibilityCook-Levin theoremCoping with NP Hardness
ECE 695NS: Numerical Simulations of Electro-optic Energy Systems
10 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel
SPring 2017This course is currently in production. It is made available in this incomplete form to support the student currently taking this course.
ECE 695NS Lecture 1: Introduction and Overview
Outline:MotivationMy Background and ResearchTopics for This ClassGoals for This ClassAssignments
Laser Filtering, Metamaterials, and Commercializing Through the Lens of the Mythical Person Month
06 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Themos Kallos
In this work we investigate whether optical metamaterials in particular may require more than the typical resources to lead to successful commercialization. We also compare the estimated efforts with other technology commercialization projects of the recent past. ...