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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.
Engineering Diamond Color Centers for Quantum Information and Sensing
11 Feb 2016 | Online Presentations | 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...
Atom-photon Interactions In 1D Photonic Crystals: From cQED to band-gap physics
05 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | 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...
Photovoltaics QCRF-FDTD Simulator
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20 Nov 2015 | Tools | 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 | Workshops | 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...
29 Sep 2015 | Tools | 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 | Online Presentations | 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...
The PhotonicVASEfit Tutorial
18 Jun 2015 | Online Presentations | 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...
Ultrafast Photonic Signal Processing: A Quarter Century Perspective
28 May 2015 | Online Presentations | 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...
Shape Generator for the Discrete Dipole Approximation
28 May 2015 | Downloads | 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...
PhotonicVASEfit: VASE fitting tool
26 May 2015 | Tools | 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
19 Mar 2015 | Teaching Materials | 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...
Towards Light-Spin Interface for NV Center in Diamond
17 Mar 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alexey V Akimov
In this work we present our efforts on using CMOS compatible hyperbolic metamaterials and optical fibers to construct efficient single-photon sources and sensing elements using NV center in diamond.
Quantum Optics in New Systems: From Plasmonics to Cold Atoms
In my talk I will describe our activities in both field on quantum interfaces and cold atoms
Generation Model with Coupled Mode Theory
13 Mar 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): yujie guo, Peter Bermel, Roman Shugayev
Models generation of an optical comb in a multiple-resonance cavity coupled to a single waveguide, using coupled mode theory to represent linear and nonlinear dynamics
Spaser in Quantum Regime
12 Feb 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark I Stockman
The spaser have been introduced theoretically and discovered experimentally. We briefly consider quantum theory and latest results on spaser as an ultrafast quantum generator and amplifier of...
Optical Properties of Single Coaxial Nanowires
16 Jan 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sarath Ramadurgam, Tzu-ging Lin, Katherine Elizabeth Hansen, Chen Yang
Computes various optical properties of a single nanowire with up to 2 shell layers using Mie-formalism
PhotonicsPOS: Particle on Substrate
12 Jan 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Rohith Chandrasekar, Urcan Guler, Ludmila Prokopeva, Alexander V. Kildishev
Scattering solutions for a core-shell spherical particle on a planar lamellar substrate
[Illinois] Spectral Method for Linear and Nonlinear Phenomena in Nanophotonics
29 Dec 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Qing Huo Liu
Qing H. Liu received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1989. His research interests have been in computational electromagnetics and...
Modeling of Optical Multilayers for Both Spectra and Admittance Loci
03 Nov 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Joel che email@example.com, kuo-ping chen
simulate spectra and admittance loci of multilayer structures
Thermophotonic Selective Emitter Simulation
03 Oct 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Anubha Mathur, Enas Sakr, Peter Bermel, Namrata Vivek Raghavan
Simulate Thermophotovoltaics With Rare Earth-Based Selective Emitters