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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.
DARPA ACTEOM Database: Optical Constants
10 Oct 2017 | Tools | Contributor(s): Ludmila Prokopeva, Alexander V. Kildishev (editor)
Database of dielectric functions: tabulated experimental data and analytical models
Radiative Cooling Experiment
02 Aug 2017 | Tools | Contributor(s): Yu-wen Lin, Evan L Schlenker, Zhou Zhiguang, Peter Bermel
Simulate a passive radiative cooling solution implementation in an experimental setup.
NanoCraft-FIBstream: Focused Ion Beam Stream File Generator
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06 Feb 2017 | Tools | Contributor(s): Ran Cui, Mikhail Shalaginov, Alexander V. Kildishev
Generate a stream file for milling nanostructures (e.g. rectangular and circular nanohole arrays, v-groove slots ) by using focused ion beam (e.g. FEI Nova 200).
Cu in CdTe Lab (2D Version)
12 Jul 2016 | Tools | Contributor(s): Abdul Rawoof Shaik, Dragica Vasileska, Da Guo, Richard Akis
2D diffusion-reaction simulator of Cu migration in polycrystaline CdTe solar cells with Grain Boundaries
Generalized Nonlocal Optical Response
09 Jun 2016 | Tools | Contributor(s): Dhabih Chulhai, Lasse Jensen
Simulate fields of dimers using a nonlocal model
25 May 2016 | Tools | Contributor(s): Dhabih Chulhai, Lasse Jensen
Simulate surface-enhanced Raman spectra from polarizabilities and fields and gradients
Shape Generator for DDSCAT
29 Mar 2016 | 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
20 Nov 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.
29 Sep 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
26 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
13 Mar 2015 | 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
16 Jan 2015 | 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
12 Jan 2015 | 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 Nov 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Joel che email@example.com, kuo-ping chen
simulate spectra and admittance loci of multilayer structures
Thermophotonic Selective Emitter Simulation
03 Oct 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Anubha Mathur, Enas Sakr, Peter Bermel, Namrata Vivek Raghavan
Simulate Thermophotovoltaics With Rare Earth-Based Selective Emitters
TPV efficiency simulation
12 Nov 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
24 Jul 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): John Feser, AbderRahman N Sobh
Convert .obj files to DDSCAT shape files
Perfect Absorber Metamaterial simulator
11 Jun 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): sainath gupta, Bala Krishna Juluri
perfect absorber matametrial
S4: Stanford Stratified Structure Solver
03 Apr 2013 | 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.