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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.
Invisible cloaks and the perfect lens
16 May 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): John Pendry
Refractive materials gives us some limited control of light: we can fashion lenses, and construct waveguides, but complete control of light is beyond simple refracting materials. Ideally we might...
NanoDays - Metamaterials, Transformation Optics and Cloaking
13 May 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev
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Illinois Tools: Nanoparticles Array Lab
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13 May 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh, Nahil Sobh
Simulate the effect of interaction of light with an array of metallic nanoparticles
CHM 696 Lecture 12: Optical Properties of Metal Nanoparticles and Nanoparticle Assemblies II
05 May 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alexander Wei
CHM 696 Lecture 11: Optical Properties of Metal Nanoparticles and Nanoparticle Assemblies I
03 May 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alexander Wei
Trends in Nanoplasmonics: Smaller, Stronger, Faster!
25 Apr 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark I Stockman
Nanoplasmonics deals with collective electron dynamics on the surface of metal nanostructures, which arises due to excitations called surface plasmons. The surface plasmons localize and...
A Half Century of Nonlinear Optics
22 Mar 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Robert W. Boyd
In this talk, we first present a review of the development of the field of nonlinear optics, and we then survey some areas of recent research including quantum imaging and implications of the...
Illinois CNST Annual Nanotechnology Workshop 2010 Lecture 7: Approaches for Photonic Crystal Membrane Nanolaser Diodes
11 Mar 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Kent D Choquette
Negative Refraction, Light Pressure and Attraction, Equation E=mc2 and Wave-particle Dualism
24 Feb 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Victor G. Veselago
The process of transfer of radiation from the emitter to the receiver is considered. It is shown that the mass transferred by radiation is not always associated with portable energy by Einstein's...
Illinois Nano EP Seminar Series
23 Feb 2011 | Courses | Contributor(s): Akash Garg, Albert Liao, Omar N Sobh
The Nanoelectronics and Nanophotonics (NANO-EP) seminar focuses on topics that span the fields of nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, nanobioelectronics, and others with biweekly talks. The seminar's...
Optimize Solar Cells
10 Feb 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
In this presentation different avenues used to enhance the performance of solar cells are explained.
Illinois CNST Annual Nanotechnology Workshop 2010 Lecture 3: Nanobionics: From Quantum, Synthetic to Systems Nanobiotechnology and Molecular Medicine
10 Feb 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Logan Liu
Modeling of Light Emitting Diodes with SILVACO
07 Feb 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
Simulation of LEDs with SILVACO is presented.
SILVACO Simulation of Solar Cells
This set of lecture notes describes the SILVACO simulation of Solar Cells. In particular, emphasis is placed on the module LUMINOUS.
[Illinois] ECE 398: Electronic and Photonic Devices
07 Feb 2011 | Courses | Contributor(s): Kent D Choquette
Fall Semester, 2010
A first course on active and passive photonic devices and applications. Optical processes in dielectric and semiconductor materials discussed including waveguide...
Molecular Foundry Photonics Toolkit
31 Jan 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Alexander S McLeod, P. James Schuck, Jeffrey B. Neaton
Simulate realistic 1, 2, or 3-dimension nano-optical systems using the FDTD method.
2010 Nano-Biophotonics Summer School @ UIUC Lecture 19 - Spectral reflectance biosensing for label-free and dynamic detection of Protein, DNA and Viruses
29 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Bennett Goldberg
2010 Nano-Biophotonics Summer School @ UIUC Lecture 20 - Single Molecule FRET and Studies of Biological Systems
29 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Xinghua Shi
2010 Nano-Biophotonics Summer School @ UIUC Lecture 21 - Multi-function tasking with Si nano particle-based nano probes
29 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Munir Nayfeh
2010 Nano-Biophotonics Summer School @ UIUC Lecture 22 - Concepts and Strategies for Molecular Nanobio-Optical Imaging
29 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Samuel Achilefu