Tags: nanophotonics

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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.

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  1. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 21: Optimal design of advanced plasmonic materials for nano-optics

    05 Jan 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Nick Fang

    Infrared spectroscopic imaging: an integrative approach to pathologyTopics: Introduction: Surface Plasmons Computational Optics: numerical integration of Maxwell equations Computational Optics: Finite-Difference Time-Domain method Phase-polarization control: control of plasmons via coherence of...

  2. Illinois ME 498 Introduction of Nano Science and Technology, Lecture 25: Nanomaterials and Devices for Solar Energy

    29 Dec 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Nick Fang, Omar N Sobh

    Nanomaterials and Devices for Solar EnergyTopics: Approaches: Breathing Membrane Continuous Operation Fuel Cell Water Management ElectroKinetic Nanobattery EDL Capacitators Laminar Flow Based Micro Fuel Cells The Energy in Sunlight Solar Energy Utilization Discovery of photovoltaic effect...

  3. Illinois ME 498 Introduction of Nano Science and Technology, Lecture 22: Actuators for Nanoscale Displacement

    17 Dec 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Nick Fang, Omar N Sobh

    Actuators for Nanoscale DisplacementTopics: The Physics behind optical tweezers A Particle in a laser beam Application of Optical Tweezers Molecular Motors Microtubules Microtubule Properties Hybrid Nanomotors

  4. Illinois ME 498 Introduction of Nano Science and Technology, Lecture 20: Sensing and Actuation in Nanoscale

    17 Dec 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Nick Fang, Omar N Sobh

    Sensing and Actuation in NanoscaleTopics: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Two Modes of Forming STM Images STM Manipulation Atomic Force Microscopy Typical Engaging Curve Imaging in Fluid Shear Force Sensing by Tuning Fork Tip Shape Effects: Containment Tip Shape Effect: Cone Angle Other Imaging...

  5. Illinois ME 498 Introduction of Nano Science and Technology, Lecture 19: In Touch With Atoms

    08 Dec 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Nick Fang, Omar N Sobh

    In touch with AtomsTopics: Imaging With Energy Beams Energy Beam - Material Interactions Imaging Modes Addition Imaging Features Examples of FIB Technology Three Modes of FIB Radiation Damage of FIB Impact of GA Doping The Scanning Probe System Scanning Tunneling Microscopy STM Components...

  6. Birck Nanotechnology Center Annual Research Review: 2009

    02 Dec 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy D. Sands

    The Third Annual Birck Nanotechnology Center Research Symposium was held on April 6, 2009 in Purdue's Discovery Park. Along with poster presentations by graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, several areas of strength were highlighted in the overview presentations made available here.

  7. Illinois ME 498 Introduction of Nano Science and Technology, Lecture 17: Synthesis and Nanomaterials II

    17 Nov 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Nick Fang, Omar N Sobh

    Synthesis and Nanomaterials IITopics: Nanostructures by Self-Assembly Making The Connection Synthesis of Nanomaterials Industrial Practice: Sol Gel Process Sol Gel Process Flow Gaining Control of Size Dispersion Micrograph of Nanoparticles Homogeneous Nanoparticles Influence of Polymer...

  8. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 14: Infrared spectroscopic imaging: an integrative approach to pathology

    09 Nov 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Rohit Bhargava

    Infrared spectroscopic imaging: an integrative approach to pathologyTopics: What is Chemical Imaging? IR Imaging Technology FT-IR spectroscopy Motivation Cancer and Diagnostic Process Chemical Imaging for Tissue From Data to Knowledge Integrative Classification Process Major Translational Themes...

  9. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 15: Scattering, Absorbing, and Modulating Nanoprobes for Targeted Imaging and Therapy

    09 Nov 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Stephen Boppart

    Scattering, Absorbing, and Modulating Nanoprobes for Targeted Imaging and TherapyTopics: Combine Optics with Multifunctional Agents Contrast in Imaging Modalities OCT Limitations Contrast Methods in OCT Probe Detection Techniques in OCT OCT Molecular Contrast Enhancing Techniques Protein...

  10. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 19: Second-Harmonic Generation Imaging Of Collagen-Based Systems

    09 Nov 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Kimani C Toussaint

    Second-Harmonic Generation Imaging Of Collagen-Based SystemsTopics: Review: Nonlinear Microscopy SHG, Theory: SHG Comparison to Two Photon Florescence Microscopy Collagen Currently Used Tools Polarization in SHG imaging Vector Beams Effect of High-NA focusing FT-SHG Background

  11. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 20: Squeezing Photons (and Sound) Into Metamaterials

    09 Nov 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Nick Fang

    Squeezing Photons and Sound Into MetamaterialsTopics: From Microscope to Nanoscope The Diffraction Limit Near Field Optical Superlensing Physics of Surface Plasmon How to Build An Optical Superlens Surface Energy Mediated Growth of Ag Demonstration of Plasmonic Nanoscope Development of Superlens...

  12. Illinois ME 498 Introduction of Nano Science and Technology, Lecture 15: Self Assembly at all Scales

    28 Oct 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Nick Fang

    Interface and Self AssemblyTopics: From Surface Forces to Self-Assembly Self-propelled Droplets Driving Forces for Self-Assembly Phase Diagram of Micelles Micelle Properties Thermodynamic Balance of SAM Critical size of self assembled Micelles Distribution of Self Assembled Structures More...

  13. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 12: A General Method for Screening Protein- DNA Interactions using Label-Free Photonic Crystal Biosensor Microplates

    28 Oct 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Cunningham

    Method for Screening Protein- DNA Interactions using Label-Free Photonic Crystal Biosensor MicroplatesTopics: Apoptosis Inducing Factor (AIF) Parkinson's Disease Role of AIF in Parkinsons Disease Parkinsons Disease Treatment Photonic Crystal (PC) Biosensors What is an Optical Resonator? Optical...

  14. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 11: Plasmonics, Metamaterials

    28 Oct 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Nick Fang

    Plasmonics, Meta-MaterialsTopics: New Frontiers of Photonics What Are Meta-Materials? Electromagnetic Meta-Materials Effective Medium Properties Plasmonic "Atoms" and "Crystals" Plasmonic Response Physics of Surface Plasmon Artificial Magnetism Split Ring Resonators The Swiss Roll Structure...

  15. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 10: Introduction to Nanophotonics

    28 Oct 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Logan Liu

    Introduction to NanophotonicsTopics: Early examples of Nanophotonics Nanophotonics in Mother Nature Foundation of Nanophotonics Near Field Optics Quantum Confinement Computational Nanophotonics Finite Difference Time Domain Static State Computation Plasmonics Metamaterials Photonic Crystal All...

  16. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 9: Spectroscopic Imaging

    28 Oct 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Rohit Bhargava

    Spectroscopic ImagingTopics: Spectroscopy Generalizations Spectroscopy: Radiation Spectroscopy of Liquid Water Why is Water Blue? What Are these Vibrational Modes Spectroscopy: Molecular Basis Ramen Spectroscopy: Basic Concept Ramen Spectroscopy: Instrumentation Ramen Microscopy Confocal Ramen...

  17. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 8: Optics, Multiphoton Microscopy

    28 Oct 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Kimani C Toussaint

    Optics, Multiphoton MicroscopyTopics: Optics: Theories Background SCHRODINGER EQUATION TIME-INDEPENDENT SCHRODINGER EQUATION Atoms Molecules Interaction of Photons with Atoms/li> Spontaneous Emission Absorption Simulated Emission Luminescence

  18. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 7: Optical Coherence Tomography , Technology and Applications

    28 Oct 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Stephen Boppart

    Optical Coherence TomographyTopics: Biomedical Imaging Biomedical Imaging Size Scales The Biological window into tissue Optical ranging in biological tissue Coherence Theory Relationships Optical Ranging using Low Coherence Interferometry Beam Focusing Multi-Dimensional OCT Imaging OCT Modes of...

  19. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 6: Cell Cycle and Cancer Cell

    28 Oct 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Marina Marjanovic

    Cell Cycle and Cancer CellTopics: The functions of cell division: reproduction The functions of cell division: growth and development The functions of cell division: tissue renewal The structure and function of epithelial tissues Epithelial tissues Types of connective tissue Connective tissues...

  20. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 5: Tour of the Cell

    28 Oct 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Marina Marjanovic

    Tour of the cellTopics: Smallest Unit of Life Prokaryotic Cells Eukaryotic Cells Overview of an Animal Cell Some Roles of Cell Membrane Proteins Determine Membranes Specific Functions Evidence of Movement of Membrane Proteins The Detailed Structure of Animal Cell Membrane The proteins in the...