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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.
Shape Generator for DDSCAT
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07 Sep 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Manoj Seeram, Gregory T. Forcherio, donald keith roper
This Matlab Graphical User Interface walks users through creating custom 3D shapes. It then generates the target and parameter files that are required to simulate the created shapes in the...
Photovoltaics QCRF-FDTD Simulator
15 Oct 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jacob R Duritsch, Haejun Chung, Peter Bermel
Simulates optical and electrical behaviors of photovoltaic cells using a FDTD simulation method and QCRF material modeling.
15 Jun 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Evan L Schlenker, Zhou Zhiguang, Peter Bermel, Haejun Chung (editor), Haejun Chung (editor)
Simulates thermophotovoltaic system, accounting for thermal losses.
PhotonicVASEfit: VASE fitting tool
19 May 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Ludmila Prokopeva, You-Chia Chang, Alexander V. Kildishev (editor)
Retrieves optical constants of a material by fitting it to VASE (Variable Angle Spectroscopic Ellipsometry) data
Generation Model with Coupled Mode Theory
20 Jul 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): yujie guo, Peter Bermel, Roman Shugayev
Models generation of an optical comb in a multiple-resonance cavity coupled to a single waveguide, using coupled mode theory to represent linear and nonlinear dynamics
Optical Properties of Single Coaxial Nanowires
06 May 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sarath Ramadurgam, Tzu-ging Lin, Katherine Elizabeth Hansen, Chen Yang
Computes various optical properties of a single nanowire with up to 2 shell layers using Mie-formalism
PhotonicsPOS: Particle on Substrate
13 Mar 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Rohith Chandrasekar, Urcan Guler, Ludmila Prokopeva, Alexander V. Kildishev
Scattering solutions for a core-shell spherical particle on a planar lamellar substrate
Modeling of Optical Multilayers for Both Spectra and Admittance Loci
03 Aug 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Joel che firstname.lastname@example.org, kuo-ping chen
simulate spectra and admittance loci of multilayer structures
Thermophotonic Selective Emitter Simulation
14 Jul 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Anubha Mathur, Enas Sakr, Peter Bermel
Simulate Thermophotovoltaics With Rare Earth-Based Selective Emitters
TPV efficiency simulation
22 Jul 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Qingshuang Chen, Peter Bermel, Roman Shugayev, Masayoshi Sumino, Zhou Zhiguang, Omar R Yehia, Evan L Schlenker
Simulate the efficiency of a thermophotovoltaic system
29 Aug 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Xin Tze (Joyce) Tee, Haejun Chung, Peter Bermel
Finite-difference Time-Domain Simulations for photovoltaic cells
DDSCAT Convert: A Target Generation Tool
17 Jul 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): John Feser, AbderRahman N Sobh
Convert .obj files to DDSCAT shape files
Perfect Absorber Metamaterial simulator
19 Dec 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): sainath gupta, Bala Krishna Juluri
perfect absorber matametrial
S4: Stanford Stratified Structure Solver
11 Sep 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jiarui Kang, Xufeng Wang, Peter Bermel, Chang Liu
S4 is a frequency domain code to solve layered periodic structures. Internally, it uses Rigorous Coupled Wave Analysis (RCWA; also called the Fourier Modal Method (FMM)) and the S-matrix algorithm.
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23 Jul 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jieran Fang, Ludmila Prokopeva, Jan Trieschmann, Nikita Arnold, Alexander V. Kildishev
Time-domain numerical simulation of the local response of a generic four-level gain system to its excitation with a pump-probe pulse sequence.
Near-field radiation transport between two planes
28 Aug 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Majid alDosari, Greg Walker
Calculates the radiation exchange between two parallel half-spaces
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09 Jul 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jing Ouyang, Xufeng Wang, Minghao Qi
Finite-Difference Time-Domain Simulations
DBR Laser Simulator
07 Sep 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Nikhil Sancheti, Lynford Goddard, Christopher Adam Edwards
Describes properties of a GaAs/AlGaAs DBR laser
17 Feb 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh, Nahil Sobh
Simulates passage of light through biological tissue having an embedded metallic nanoparticles using FDTD
Illinois Tools: Bio Photonics Simulator
25 Jan 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh, Nahil Sobh
Simulate passage of light through biological tissue using FDTD