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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 2011 NanoBiophotonics Summer School: Poster Day
29 Nov 2011 | Series | Contributor(s): Nadia Jassim
Video excerpts of the Illinois 2011 NanoBiophotonics Summer School poster session.
Illinois iOptics Seminar Series
17 May 2010 | Series | Contributor(s): Gabriel Popescu, Mustafa Mir, Vikram Chaudhery, Brian Cunningham
The Optical Society of America and the SPIE local student chapters are sponsoring the 2nd iOptics seminar series.The series includes lectures from graduate students, post-docs and faculty working...
Nanotechnology 501 Lecture Series
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22 Feb 2005 | Series | 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...
NCN Nanophotonics: Research Seminars
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20 Jun 2008 | Series
Many research seminars are available on the nanoHUB. Listed below are a few that discuss new optical properties and metamaterial device possiblities.
NCN Nanophotonics: Simulation Tools for Education and Research
NCN Nanophotonics: Tutorials
From among the many tutorial lectures available on the nanoHUB, we list a few that convey new approaches to optics, metamaterials, and photonics.