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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.
TPV efficiency simulation
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12 Nov 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
24 Jul 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): John Feser, AbderRahman N Sobh
Convert .obj files to DDSCAT shape files
Perfect Absorber Metamaterial simulator
11 Jun 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): sainath gupta, Bala Krishna Juluri
perfect absorber matametrial
PHYS 620 Lecture 14 : Surface Plasmons
22 Apr 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 8: Phonons
12 Apr 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 15: Plasmons in Nanoparticles
PHYS 620 Lecture 12: Excitons III
08 Apr 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
S4: Stanford Stratified Structure Solver
03 Apr 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jiarui Kang, Xufeng Wang, Peter Bermel, Chang Liu
S4 is a frequency domain code to solve layered periodic structures. Internally, it uses Rigorous Coupled Wave Analysis (RCWA; also called the Fourier Modal Method (FMM)) and the S-matrix algorithm.
PHYS 620 Lecture 5: Diamond and Zincblende Semiconductors: Band Structure
26 Mar 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 7: Effective-Mass Theory, Landau Levels and Franz-Keldysh Oscillations
19 Mar 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 10: Excitons I
07 Mar 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 6: Valence Band: Spin-Orbit Coupling and Stress Effects
25 Feb 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 11: Excitons II
Nanophotonics (as taught in MIT 2.718/2.719: Photonic Materials, Fall 2012)
22 Feb 2013 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Nick Fang
This course is intended to introduce recent advances in photonics science and technology to undergraduate and graduate students in engineering. The course consists of selected topics in...
PHYS 620 Lecture 1: Introduction
20 Feb 2013 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
Lecture notes only.
PHYS 620 Lecture 2: Permittivity: Kramers-Kronig Relations
Optical Absorption in B13 Cluster: A Time-dependent Density Functional Approach
19 Feb 2013 | Papers | Contributor(s): Ravindra L Shinde, Meenakshi Tayade
The linear optical absorption spectra of three isomers of planar boron cluster B13 are calculated using time dependent spin-polarized density functional approach. The geometries of these cluster...
PHYS 620 Lecture 4: Interband Transitions and Optical Selection Rules
19 Feb 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 9: Fano Interference and Coupled Oscillators