Tags: nanophotonics


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. ECE 695s Lecture 10: Surface Plasmon Excitation

    02 Nov 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev

  2. ECE 695s Lecture 9: Introduction to Metal Optics

    02 Oct 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev

  3. ECE 695s Lecture 8: Photonic Crystals Fibers

    02 Oct 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev

  4. ECE 695s Lecture 7: Photonic Crystal Waveguides

    02 Oct 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev

  5. ECE 695s Lecture 6: Basic Properties of Electromagnetic Effects in Periodic Media

    19 Sep 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev

  6. ECE 695s Lecture 5: Photonic Crystals - Introduction

    18 Sep 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev

  7. ECE 695s Lecture 4: Electromagnetic Properties of Molecules, Nano- and Microscopic Particles

    05 Sep 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev

  8. ECE 695s Lecture 3: Optical Properties of Insulators, Semiconductors and Metals

    05 Sep 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev

  9. 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,...

  10. ECE 695s Introductory Lecture

    30 Aug 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev

  11. ECE 695s Lecture 1: Light Interaction with Matter-Review of Maxwell's Equations

    30 Aug 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev

  12. ECE 695s Lecture 2: Dispersion in Materials

    30 Aug 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev

  13. 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...

  14. Nanosphere Optics Lab

    19 May 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Jon Camden, George C. Schatz

    Optical properties of nanospheres suspended in water, air, or other solutions

  15. Random Lasers

    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...

  16. 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,...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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.

  20. 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....