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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.
Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 10: Introduction to Nanophotonics
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28 Oct 2009 | Notes | Contributor(s): Logan Liu
Introduction to Nanophotonics Topics: Early examples of Nanophotonics Nanophotonics in Mother Nature Foundation of Nanophotonics Near Field Optics Quantum Confinement …
Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 9: Spectroscopic Imaging
28 Oct 2009 | Notes | Contributor(s): Rohit Bhargava
Spectroscopic Imaging Topics: Spectroscopy Generalizations Spectroscopy: Radiation Spectroscopy of Liquid Water Why is Water Blue? What Are these Vibrational Modes …
Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 8: Optics, Multiphoton Microscopy
28 Oct 2009 | Notes | Contributor(s): Kimani C Toussaint
Optics, Multiphoton Microscopy Topics: Optics: Theories Background SCHRODINGER EQUATION TIME-INDEPENDENT SCHRODINGER EQUATION Atoms Molecules Interaction of Photons with …
Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 7: Optical Coherence Tomography , Technology and Applications
28 Oct 2009 | Notes | Contributor(s): Stephen Boppart
Optical Coherence Tomography Topics: Biomedical Imaging Biomedical Imaging Size Scales The Biological window into tissue Optical ranging in biological tissue Coherence Theory …
Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 6: Cell Cycle and Cancer Cell
28 Oct 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Marina Marjanovic
Cell Cycle and Cancer Cell Topics: The functions of cell division: reproduction The functions of cell division: growth and development The functions of cell division: tissue renewal The …
Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 5: Tour of the Cell
28 Oct 2009 | Notes | Contributor(s): Marina Marjanovic
Tour of the cell Topics: Smallest Unit of Life Prokaryotic Cells Eukaryotic Cells Overview of an Animal Cell Some Roles of Cell Membrane Proteins Determine Membranes …
Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 4: Dynamic Light Scattering
28 Oct 2009 | Notes | Contributor(s): Gabriel Popescu
Dynamic Light Scattering Topics: DLS Typical Geometry Simplistic Picture: Young Interferometer 1st Order Correlation (g1)- DLS Viscous Media and Brownian Motion Observations …
PhotonicsSHA-2D: Modeling of Single-Period Multilayer Optical Gratings and Metamaterials
23 Jun 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Xingjie Ni, Zhengtong Liu, Fan Gu, Marcos Gabriel Pacheco, Joshua Borneman, Alexander V. Kildishev
Frequency domain simulation of single-period multilayer gratings and optical metamaterials upon TE/TM plane-wave incidence at arbitrary angles
Experiment vs. Modelling: What's the problem?
05 Jun 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): William L. Barnes
Progress in plasmonics has been greatly assisted by developments in experimental techniques and in numerical modelling. This talk will look at some of the difficulties that emerge when …
Energy and Nanoscience A More Perfect Union
27 Mar 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner
Huge problems of energy and sustainability confront the science/engineering community, mankind, and our planet. The energy problem comes in many dimensions, including supply, demand, conservation, …
Nano-Plasmonic Bowtie Antenna Simulator
18 Mar 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Alexander S McLeod, Jeffrey B. Neaton, P. James Schuck, Eugene Song, Graham Chapman
A tool for simulating the near-field enhancement effects of nano-scale bowtie antennae.
Functional Graded Materials architectures applied at nanoscale: thin PVD nanograded and layered coatings
09 Oct 2008 | Publications | Contributor(s): Vasco Teixeira
Functionally graded materials (FGM’s) are designed to achieve levels of performance superior to that of homogeneous materials by combining the desirable properties of each constituent phase. …
Illinois ECE 460 Principles of Optical Imaging (Fall 2008)
30 Jul 2008 | Courses | Contributor(s): Gabriel Popescu
Introduction to visible and infrared imaging systems covering fields, optical elements, electronic sensors, and embedded processing systems. Lectures and labs cover active and passive illumination, …
Illinois ECE 460 Optical Imaging, Chapter 6: Interferometry
29 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Gabriel Popescu, Andre da Costa, Christopher Nixon, Glen Svenningsen
This chapter explains the principles of interferometry, among its topics are: Superposition of fields, Monochromatic Fields, many type of interferometry, Temporal Coherence, etc.Notes developed by …
Illinois ECE 460 Optical Imaging, Chapter 1: Introduction to Optical Imaging
28 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Gabriel Popescu, Andre da Costa, Christopher Nixon, Glen Svenningsen
This presentation introduce some basic but fundamental concepts related to optical imaging: Electrical Magnetic Field, Frequency Domain, Measurable Quantities and the Uncertainty Principle. These …
Illinois ECE 460 Optical Imaging, Chapter 2: A Mathematical Toolbox for Optical Imaging
The objective of this presentation is to introduce the students to a set of tools that will be useful throughout the course, among these tools are: Green's Function, Fourier Transforms, Basic …
Illinois ECE 460 Optical Imaging, Chapter 3: Imaging
This chapter presents Geometrical Optics and also Fourier Optics, two important topics that precede Microscopy. Some of the covered concepts are: Fermat's Principle, Snell's Law, Thick and Thin Lens, …
Illinois ECE 460 Optical Imaging, Chapter 4: Microscopy
This chapter presents the main concepts and techniques of Microscopy: Resolution, Contrast, Dark Field Microscopy, Schlieren Method, Phase Contrast Microscopy, Quantitative Phase Microscopy and many …
Illinois ECE 460 Optical Imaging, Chapter 5: Light Scattering
This chapter covers important topics related to Light Scattering: Simple particles, Rayleigh Scattering, The Born Approximation, Spatial Correlation, Ensemble of Particles, The Transport Equation, …
Hyperlens Layer Designer
03 Jun 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Matt Swanson, Alexander V. Kildishev, Xingjie Ni
Design a hyperlens using concentric cylindrical layers of various materials
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