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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.
Negative Refraction, Wave-particle Dualism and “Minkowski-Abraham controversy”
19 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Victor G. Veselago
Professor Veselago was the first to identify that the relationships between energy and linear momentum are significantly different for electromagnetic radiation and material particles. The process...
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12 Nov 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jieran Fang, Ludmila Prokopeva, Jan Trieschmann, Nikita Arnold, Alexander V. Kildishev
Time-domain numerical simulation of the local response of a generic four-level gain system to its excitation with a pump-probe pulse sequence.
Near-field radiation transport between two planes
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08 Nov 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Majid alDosari, Greg Walker
Calculates the radiation exchange between two parallel half-spaces
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19 Oct 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jing Ouyang, Xufeng Wang, Minghao Qi
Finite-Difference Time-Domain Simulations
DBR Laser Simulator
08 Sep 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Nikhil Sancheti, Lynford Goddard, Christopher Adam Edwards
Describes properties of a GaAs/AlGaAs DBR laser
Optical absorption in boron clusters B6 and B6+ : A first principles configuration interaction approach
07 Sep 2012 | Papers | Contributor(s): Ravindra L Shinde
The linear optical absorption spectra in neutral boron cluster B6 and cationic B6+ are calculated using a first principles correlated electron approach. The geometries of several low-lying isomers...
Gavriel Salvendy 2nd International Symposium on Frontiers in Industrial Engineering: Laser and Photonic Systems and Innovations for Better Quality of Life
27 Aug 2012 | Workshops | Contributor(s): gary cheng, Shimon Y. Nof, Andrew M Weiner
This symposium's particular emphasis will be to identify research frontiers where industrial engineering has the potential to contribute to lasers, optics and photonics applications in...
Nanophotonics with Metamaterials
27 Aug 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev
One of the most unique properties of light is that it can package information into a signal of zero mass and propagate it at the ultimate speed. It is, however, a daunting challenge to bring...
Opportunities of Lasers for Scalable Manufacturing of Solar Energy Devices
21 Aug 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gary Cheng
Production costs, module conversion efficiencies, and adoption in commercial rooftops continue to be the most critical issues for solar energy technology. The industry continuously seeks...
[Illinois] ECE 398 Lecture 18: Optoelectronics I - Light Emitting Diodes & Lasers
14 Jun 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Kent D Choquette
[Prof. Choquette's] Photonic device research group is involved in the study of semiconductor photonic and optoelectronic device physics, fabrication technologies, and systems with a strong...
[Illinois] Biophotonics 2012: Intro to Nanophotonics
04 Jun 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Kent D Choquette
22 May 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh, Nahil Sobh
Simulates passage of light through biological tissue having an embedded metallic nanoparticles using FDTD
Illinois 2011 NanoBiophotonics Summer School Lecture 6: Optics, Fourier Transforms
09 May 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gabriel Popescu
Network for Computational Nanotechnology at Illinois (NCN@Illinois)
[Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 1: Quantitative Phase Imaging in Biomedicine
24 Apr 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gabriel Popescu
Dr. Gabriel Popescu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds a full faculty appointment with the...
[Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 3: Groundwork: 2D, 3D Fourier Transforms II
[Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 2: Groundwork: 2D, 3D Fourier Transforms I
[Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 4: Propagation of Gaussian Beams I
[Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 5: The 3D Fourier Transform
[Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 6: Propagation of Gaussian Beams II
[Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 7: Propagation in Dispersive Media