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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.
Hybrid Perovskite Optoelectronics
05 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Tao (Tom) Wu
I will discuss the perspective of applying hybrid perovskites in photovoltaic and optoelectronic devices, with a focus on photodetectors and phototransistors. Our experiments on perovskite...
Shape Generator for DDSCAT
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07 Sep 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Manoj Seeram, Gregory T. Forcherio, donald keith roper
This Matlab Graphical User Interface walks users through creating custom 3D shapes. It then generates the target and parameter files that are required to simulate the created shapes in the...
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.
Quantum Control of Light and Matter International Workshop
14 Oct 2015 | Workshops | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev, Chris H Greene
This kickoff workshop brings together world-class experts specializing in diverse areas such as Quantum Information & Computing, Quantum Nanophotonics & Metamaterials, as well as Quantum...
15 Jun 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Evan L Schlenker, Zhou Zhiguang, Peter Bermel, Haejun Chung (editor), Haejun Chung (editor)
Simulates thermophotovoltaic system, accounting for thermal losses.
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...
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: https://youtu.be/pyZiAao37Bk
This Matlab Graphical User Interface walks users through creating custom 3D shapes. It then...
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
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...
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
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...
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
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
[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...
Modeling of Optical Multilayers for Both Spectra and Admittance Loci
03 Aug 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Joel che email@example.com, kuo-ping chen
simulate spectra and admittance loci of multilayer structures
Thermophotonic Selective Emitter Simulation
14 Jul 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Anubha Mathur, Enas Sakr, Peter Bermel
Simulate Thermophotovoltaics With Rare Earth-Based Selective Emitters
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.
TPV efficiency simulation
22 Jul 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Qingshuang Chen, Peter Bermel, Roman Shugayev, Masayoshi Sumino, Zhou Zhiguang, Omar R Yehia, Evan L Schlenker
Simulate the efficiency of a thermophotovoltaic system
29 Aug 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Xin Tze (Joyce) Tee, Haejun Chung, Peter Bermel
Finite-difference Time-Domain Simulations for photovoltaic cells
DDSCAT Convert: A Target Generation Tool
17 Jul 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): John Feser, AbderRahman N Sobh
Convert .obj files to DDSCAT shape files