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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.
ECE 695s Lecture 9: Introduction to Metal Optics
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02 Oct 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev
ECE 695s Lecture 8: Photonic Crystals Fibers
ECE 695s Lecture 7: Photonic Crystal Waveguides
ECE 695s Lecture 6: Basic Properties of Electromagnetic Effects in Periodic Media
19 Sep 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev
ECE 695s Lecture 5: Photonic Crystals - Introduction
18 Sep 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev
ECE 695s Lecture 4: Electromagnetic Properties of Molecules, Nano- and Microscopic Particles
05 Sep 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev
ECE 695s Lecture 3: Optical Properties of Insulators, Semiconductors and Metals
ECE 695s Nanophotonics
30 Aug 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev
Welcome to the ECE 695S lecturesThe course will cover nanoscale processes and devices and their applications for manipulating light on the nanoscale. The following topics will be covered:Fundamentals, Maxwell’s equations, light-matter interaction, dispersion, EM properties of nanostructures,...
ECE 695s Introductory Lecture
ECE 695s Lecture 1: Light Interaction with Matter-Review of Maxwell's Equations
ECE 695s Lecture 2: Dispersion in Materials
Nanotubes and Nanowires: One-dimensional Materials
17 Jul 2006 |
What is a nanowire? What is a nanotube? Why are they interesting and what are their potential applications? How are they made? This presentation is intended to begin to answer these questions while introducing some fundamental concepts such as wave-particle duality, quantum confinement, the...
Nanosphere Optics Lab
19 May 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Jon Camden, George C. Schatz
Optical properties of nanospheres suspended in water, air, or other solutions
19 May 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Mikhail A. Noginov
Random lasers are the simplest sources of stimulatedemission without cavity, with the feedback provided by scattering in a gain medium. First proposed in the late 60’s, random lasers have grown to a large research field.This lecture reviews the state of the art of random lasers,provides an...
A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
13 Feb 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Ratner
While the Greek root nano just means dwarf, the nanoscale has become a giant focus of contemporary science and technology. We will examine the fundamental issues underlying the excitement involved in nanoscale research - what, why and how. Specific topics include assembly, properties,...
Active Photonic Nanomaterials: From Random to Periodic Structures
06 Feb 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Hui Cao
Active photonic nanomaterials, which have high gain or large nonlinearity, are essential to the development of nanophotonic devices and circuits. In this talk, I will provide a review of our recent research activities related to the fabrication of active photonic nanomaterials and the...
Plasmonic Nanophotonics: Coupling Light to Nanostructure via Plasmons
03 Oct 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev
The photon is the ultimate unit of information because it packages data in a signal of zero mass and has unmatched speed. The power of light is driving the photonicrevolution, and information technologies, which were formerly entirely electronic, are increasingly enlisting light to communicate...
Nanotechnology 501 Lecture Series
22 Feb 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck (editor), Mark Lundstrom (editor), Joseph M. Cychosz (editor)
Welcome to Nanotechnology 501, a series of lectures designed to provide an introduction to nanotechnology. This series is similar to our popular lecture series Nanotechnology 101, but it is directed at the graduate students and professionals.
Curriculum on Nanotechnology
27 Jan 2005 |
To exploit the opportunities that nanoscience is giving us, engineers will need to learn how to think about materials, devices, circuits, and systems in new ways. The NCN seeks to bring the new understanding emerging from research in nanoscience into the graduate and undergraduate curriculum....