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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. Conquering Surface Plasmon Resonance Loss in Metallic Nanostructures

    16 Oct 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mikhail A. Noginov

    We have observed the compensation of loss in metal by gain in dielectric in the mixture of Ag aggregate and rhodamine 6G dye. The demonstrated six-fold enhancement of the Rayleigh scattering is...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2450

  2. Routing Light with Nematicons: Light Localization and Steering in Liquid Crystals

    10 Oct 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gaetano Assanto

    Nematic liquid crystals support optical spatial solitons via light-induced molecular reorientation. Such all-optical waveguides can channel a signal towards a destination, hence permitting...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/3271

  3. Simple Photonic Crystals

    16 Aug 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jing Ouyang, Xufeng Wang, Minghao Qi

    Photonic Crystal characteristics in an easy way

    http://nanohub.org/resources/phcband

  4. MCW07 Simple Models for Molecular Transport Junctions

    13 Sep 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Misha Galperin, Abraham Nitzan, Mark A. Ratner

    We review our recent research on role of interactions in molecular transport junctions. We consider simple models within nonequilibrium Green function approach (NEGF) in steady-state regime.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/3072

  5. Micro-scaled Biochips with Optically Active Surfaces for Near and Far-field Analysis of Cellular Fluorescence

    31 Aug 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Huw Summers

    The integration of thin (< 100 nm) metal films with micro-scale optical waveguides provides a route to controlled spatial excitation of cellular fluorescence within a biochip...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/3121

  6. Biosensing applications of Plasmon Resonance in gold nanoparticles

    02 Aug 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Karina Moore

    Light can be used to excite plasmon resonance in gold nanoparticles. Plasmon resonance occurs on the nanoscale as the particles become excited and plasmon oscillations arise in each particle of a...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/3019

  7. Pulsed Laser Deposition of Thin Films

    02 Aug 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Josh Kaufman

    Thin metal films have many applications from optical limiters to nanocircuits. Methods for fabricating these films differ in theory and complexity. Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) is a popular...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/3013

  8. Molecular Interferometry

    26 Jun 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David D. Nolte

    While single-molecule detection through fluorescence has now become common-place, there has been no analogous single-molecule capability using direct detection approaches such as interferometry. ...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2832

  9. Some Remarks to Electrodynamics of Materials with Negative Refraction

    26 Jun 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Victor G. Veselago

    The negative refraction coefficient n < 0 can be introduced for isotropic materials with anti-parallel directions of phase and group velocities. If some of material can be described by negative n...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2792

  10. Victor Veselago Interview on Nanotechnology and Photonics

    26 Jun 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Victor G. Veselago, Phillip Fiorini

    Nanotechnology and photonics interview with Phillip Fiorini.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2796

  11. Solid-State Lighting: An Opportunity for Nanotechnologists to Address the Energy Challenge

    25 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands

    More than one-fifth of the electrical power consumed in the U.S. is used for general illumination. Much of this energy is wasted to heat filaments in incandescent lamps, a century-old technology...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2647

  12. Nanoscale Antenna Apertures

    24 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Xianfan Xu

    This presentation will discuss light concentration and enhancement in nanometer-scale ridge aperture antennas. Resent research, including numerical simulations and near field optical measurements...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2642

  13. BNC Annual Research Symposium: Nanophotonics

    23 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev

    This presentation is part of a collection of presentations describing the projects, people, and capabilities enhanced by research performed in the Birck Center, and a look at plans for the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2629

  14. Surprises on the nanoscale: Plasmonic waves that travel backward and spin birefringence without magnetic fields

    08 Jan 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Daniel Neuhauser

    As nanonphotonics and nanoelectronics are pushed down towards the molecular scale, interesting effects emerge. We discuss how birefringence (different propagation of two polarizations) is...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2256

  15. Plasmon-resonant Nanorods as Multifunctional Imaging Agents

    28 Dec 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alexander Wei

    Gold nanorods have several outstanding characteristics as optical contrast agents for biomedical imaging. Their strong optical absorption at near-infrared (NIR) frequencies can be used to...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2127

  16. Nanotechnology and Visible Light

    19 Dec 2006 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Raymond Serrano

    This submission is an undergraduate project by Raymond Serrano, a chemistry student at UTEP. Raymond has been a nanoHUB student for one year. In addition to being factor of scale, nanoscience...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2118

  17. Nanoscale Plasmonic Heterostructures

    15 Dec 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gary P. Wiederrecht

    Surface plasmons are electromagnetic modes that are present at the interface of a metal and dielectric material. Depending upon the structure of the metal, surface plasmons demonstrate a wide...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2111

  18. ECE 695s Lecture 15: Metamaterials: Giving Light the Second Hand, Part 2

    20 Nov 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev

    A subsequent version of this lecture is available in a three lecture short course Metamaterials: A New Paradigm of Physics and Engineering.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1998

  19. Nano Scale Optics with Nearfield Scanning Optical Microscopy (NSOM)

    16 Nov 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Reuben Bakker, Vladimir M. Shalaev

    NearfieldScanning Optical Microscopy (NSOM )is a relatively new technology that defeats the diffraction limit for optical measurements by utilizing the near field portion of electromagnetism...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2003

  20. ECE 695s Lecture 14: Metamaterials: Giving Light the Second Hand, Part 1

    15 Nov 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev

    A subsequent version of this lecture is available in a three lecture short course Metamaterials: A New Paradigm of Physics and Engineering.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1991

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