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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.
Light Matter Interfaces for NV Center in Diamond
11 Apr 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Alexey V Akimov
The NV center in diamond is attracting a lot of attention within the quantum information processing community. As a spin system in a clean and well-controlled environment of the diamond lattice, it exhibits outstanding performance as a quantum memory, even at room temperature....
Modeling of Quantum Cascade Laser Sources with Giant Optical Nonlinearities
07 Apr 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Christian Jirauschek
IWCE 2015 Presentation. A characteristic feature of the quantum cascade laser (QCL) is that the optical properties of the active region can be custom-tailored by quantum engineering. Recently, the possibility to integrate giant artificial optical nonlinearities has enabled various novel...
Optoelectronic Spintronics and Quantum Photonics in 2D Materials
07 Apr 2016 | | Contributor(s):: John Schaibley
First, I will discuss the physics and applications of 2D heterostructures composed of stacked monolayers of MoSe_2 and WSe_2 . These heterostructures host interlayer valley excitons where the electrons and holes are located in different layers. These spatially indirect excitons exhibit long...
05 Apr 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev
VIRTUAL PHOTONS: From Lamb’s shift to Dicke’s superradiance
05 Apr 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Marlan O. Scully, Dawei Wang
The effects of virtual photons are very real. The Lamb shift and Unruh radiation are examples. It may even be possible to make real advances from virtual processes in solar cells. The three main topics to be covered are: The Lamb Shift Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow; Unruh Radiation is a...
Quantum Error Correction for Metrology
05 Apr 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Fedor Jelezko
I will discuss recent developments transforming quantum control tools into quantum technologies based on single nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond. I will present ultrasensitive MRI at nanoscale and recently developed magnetometry protocols that use quantum error correction as a resource....
Hybrid Perovskite Optoelectronics
05 Apr 2016 | | 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 phototransistors provided direct evidence on the ambipolar transport in perovskite films with balanced...
Shape Generator for DDSCAT
07 Sep 2015 | | 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 Discrete Dipole Approximation software.
Plasmonics and Metasurfaces for Extreme Manipulation of Light
07 Mar 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Yongmin Liu
In this talk, I will present some of our work in the fascinating field of plasmonics and optical metasurfaces. First, I will discuss reconfigurable plasmonic lenses operating in microfluidic environment, which can dynamically diverge, collimate and focus surface plasmons . Second, I will...
Engineering Diamond Color Centers for Quantum Information and Sensing
09 Feb 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Philip Hemmer
For over a decade diamond color centers like the nitrogen-vacancy (NV) have been investigated for applications ranging from quantum storage registers to room temperature quantum computers to quantum enhanced bio-sensors. Recently silicon-vacancy (SiV) centers in diamond have showed potential to...
Atom-photon Interactions In 1D Photonic Crystals: From cQED to band-gap physics
18 Dec 2015 | | 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...
Photovoltaics QCRF-FDTD Simulator
15 Oct 2015 | | 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 | | 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 aspects of Atomic and Molecular Optics and Atom-like Solid State Systems.
15 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Evan L Schlenker, Zhou Zhiguang, Peter Bermel, Haejun Chung (editor), Haejun Chung (editor)
Simulates thermophotovoltaic system, accounting for thermal losses.
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
17 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
30 Apr 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...
Shape Generator for the Discrete Dipole Approximation
25 May 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Manoj Seeram, Gregory T. Forcherio, Phillip Blake, D. Keith Roper
This page is no longer supported. Updated content has been moved to: https://nanohub.org/resources/ddscatshapegene/about The Shape Generator the Discrete Dipole Approximation has been uploaded to nanoHUB at the above link as a tool so that users can use the application on their browser...
PhotonicVASEfit: VASE fitting tool
19 May 2015 | | 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
25 Jun 2013 | | 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 fundamental science of nano-optics, with an overview of nanophotonic tools.