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Description

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.

Tools (21-35 of 35)

  1. Illinois Tools: Nanoparticles Array Lab

    10 May 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh, Nahil Sobh

    Simulate the effect of interaction of light with an array of metallic nanoparticles

    http://nanohub.org/resources/nanoarray

  2. Molecular Foundry Photonics Toolkit

    13 May 2010 | Tools | Contributor(s): Alexander S McLeod, P. James Schuck, Jeffrey B. Neaton

    Simulate realistic 1, 2, or 3-dimension nano-optical systems using the FDTD method.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/photonicstk

  3. Illinois Tools: Optical Beam Focusing System

    13 Dec 2010 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh, Nahil Sobh, Mohammad Hazem Jaber

    Generate Focused optical beams using principles of electromagnetic optics

    http://nanohub.org/resources/opticslens

  4. PhotonicsCL: Photonic Cylindrical Multilayer Lenses

    20 Oct 2010 | Tools | Contributor(s): Xingjie Ni, Fan Gu, Ludmila Prokopeva, Alexander V. Kildishev

    Full wave simulation of cylindrical transformation optical lenses

    http://nanohub.org/resources/photonicscl

  5. PhotonicsSHA-2D: Modeling of Single-Period Multilayer Optical Gratings and Metamaterials

    23 Jun 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Xingjie Ni, Zhengtong Liu, Fan Gu, Marcos Gabriel Pacheco, Joshua Borneman, Alexander V. Kildishev

    Frequency domain simulation of single-period multilayer gratings and optical metamaterials upon TE/TM plane-wave incidence at arbitrary angles

    http://nanohub.org/resources/sha2d

  6. PhotonicsRT: Wave Propagation in Multilayer Structures

    01 Dec 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Satoshi Ishii, Uday K. Chettiar, Xingjie Ni, Alexander V. Kildishev

    The tool calculates the reflection, transmission and absorption of light passing through a lamellar structure with uniform isotropic layers.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/photonicsrt

  7. Nano-Plasmonic Bowtie Antenna Simulator

    18 Mar 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Alexander S McLeod, Jeffrey B. Neaton, P. James Schuck, Eugene Song, Graham Chapman

    A tool for simulating the near-field enhancement effects of nano-scale bowtie antennae.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/bowtie

  8. Hyperlens Layer Designer

    03 Jun 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Matt Swanson, Alexander V. Kildishev, Xingjie Ni

    Design a hyperlens using concentric cylindrical layers of various materials

    http://nanohub.org/resources/hypiedesigner

  9. Hyperlens Design Solver

    18 Jun 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Matt Swanson, Xingjie Ni, zubin jacob, Alexander V. Kildishev

    Simulates a cylindrical hyperlens design to obtain resulting field intensities

    http://nanohub.org/resources/hypiesolver

  10. MIT Photonic Bands

    09 Jul 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Carlos Montalvo, Jing Ouyang, Minghao Qi

    Compute the band structures and electromagnetic modes of periodic dielectric structures.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/MPB

  11. 90 Degrees Beam Propagation

    24 Sep 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Carlos Montalvo, Derrick Kearney, Jing Ouyang, Minghao Qi

    Calculation of beam propagation in dielectric waveguides

    http://nanohub.org/resources/BeamProp

  12. CNDO/INDO

    09 Oct 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Baudilio Tejerina, Jeff Reimers

    Semi-empirical Molecular Orbital calculations.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/CNDO

  13. Nanosphere Optics Lab Field Simulator

    09 Aug 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Baudilio Tejerina, Tyler Takeshita, Logan Ausman, George C. Schatz

    Study of the Electric field induced by Light-Nanoparticle interaction.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/nsoptics3D

  14. Simple Photonic Crystals

    16 Aug 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jing Ouyang, Xufeng Wang, Minghao Qi

    Photonic Crystal characteristics in an easy way

    http://nanohub.org/resources/phcband

  15. Nanosphere Optics Lab

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

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

    http://nanohub.org/resources/nsoptics

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