Tags: nanophotonics

Description

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] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 3: Groundwork: 2D, 3D Fourier Transforms II

    24 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu

  2. [Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 2: Groundwork: 2D, 3D Fourier Transforms I

    24 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu

  3. [Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 4: Propagation of Gaussian Beams I

    24 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu

  4. [Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 5: The 3D Fourier Transform

    24 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu

  5. [Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 6: Propagation of Gaussian Beams II

    24 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu

  6. [Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 7: Propagation in Dispersive Media

    24 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu

  7. [Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 8: Propagation in Inhomogeneous Media I

    24 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu

  8. [Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 9: Propagation in Inhomogeneous Media II

    24 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu

  9. [Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 10: Propagation in Inhomogeneous Media III

    24 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu

  10. [Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 11: Dynamic Light Scattering I

    24 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu

  11. [Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 13: Spatial and Temporal Coherence

    24 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu

  12. [Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 12: Dynamic Light Scattering II

    24 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu

  13. Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Plasmonics in Infrared

    19 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Mikhail Belkin

    In this talk, I will present the results of two of our research projects. I will start with a simple technique for nanoscale mid-infrared spectroscopy that we have developed recently. Subwavelength resolution is achieved by detecting optical absorption through measuring local photothermal...

  14. [Illinois] Introduction to Bioinformatics Lecture 8 - Genomics

    10 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Saurabh Sinha

  15. Quantum Dot based Photonic Devices

    01 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad Usman

    Deployment of nanometer-sized semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) in the active region ofphotonic devices such as lasers, semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA's), photo-detectors etc.for the next generation communication systems offers unique characteristics such astemperature-insensitivity, high...

  16. Large-scale first principles configuration interaction calculations of optical absorption in boron clusters

    07 Mar 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Ravindra L Shinde

    We have performed systematic large-scale all-electron correlated calculations on boron clustersBn (n=2–5), to study their linear optical absorption spectra. Several possible isomers of each clus-ter were considered, and their geometries were optimized at the coupled-cluster singles doubles(CCSD)...

  17. ECE 616 Student Presentation: Ultrafast Non-linear Plasmonics

    02 Mar 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Gururaj V Naik

    Plasmonics has gained significant attention in the recent days owing to its capability of providing sub-wavelength confinement of light. As a consequence of sub-wavelength confinement of electric field, the field intensity issignificantly enhanced. High field intensity achieved by plasmonics,...

  18. Illinois Tools: Bio Photonics Simulator

    25 Jan 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh, Nahil Sobh

    Simulate passage of light through biological tissue using FDTD

  19. Illinois Nano EP Seminar Series Fall 2011: Stanford's Ovshinsky's Nerve-cell Analogy and the Field of Amorphous and Disordered Materials

    31 Oct 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Lillian Hoddeson

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign the career of Stanford Ovshinsky, the prolific self-educated inventor of energy and information devices, illustrates how making radical crossdisciplinary analogies can lead to pioneering discoveries in science. Based on his earlier work machining tools...

  20. Illinois 2011 NanoBiophotonics Summer School: Dr. Naash - Research

    30 Nov 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Muna Naash