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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.
12 Nov 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
08 Nov 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Majid alDosari, Greg Walker
Calculates the radiation exchange between two parallel half-spaces
19 Oct 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jing Ouyang, Xufeng Wang, Minghao Qi
Finite-Difference Time-Domain Simulations
DBR Laser Simulator
08 Sep 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Nikhil Sancheti, Lynford Goddard, Christopher Adam Edwards
Describes properties of a GaAs/AlGaAs DBR laser
22 May 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
15 Feb 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh, Nahil Sobh
Simulate passage of light through biological tissue using FDTD
09 Aug 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Yongxin Yao
A simple cut-paste-mutation genetic evolution method
Illinois Tools: Optics Lab
23 May 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh, Nahil Sobh
Simulate the passage of light through multiple lenses
Illinois Tools: Biconvex Lens
23 May 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Nahil Sobh, Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh
Apperture controlled 2D bi-convex lens with toggling capability
Illinois Tools: Nanoparticles Array Lab
13 May 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh, Nahil Sobh
Simulate the effect of interaction of light with an array of metallic nanoparticles
Molecular Foundry Photonics Toolkit
31 Jan 2011 | 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.
Illinois Tools: Optical Beam Focusing System
18 Jan 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh, Nahil Sobh, Mohammad Hazem Jaber
Generate Focused optical beams using principles of electromagnetic optics
PhotonicsCL: Photonic Cylindrical Multilayer Lenses
05 Nov 2010 | Tools | Contributor(s): Xingjie Ni, Fan Gu, Ludmila Prokopeva, Alexander V. Kildishev
Full wave simulation of cylindrical transformation optical lenses
PhotonicsSHA-2D: Modeling of Single-Period Multilayer Optical Gratings and Metamaterials
21 Aug 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
PhotonicsRT: Wave Propagation in Multilayer Structures
18 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.
Nano-Plasmonic Bowtie Antenna Simulator
15 Dec 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.
Hyperlens Layer Designer
28 Jul 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Matt Swanson, Alexander V. Kildishev, Xingjie Ni
Design a hyperlens using concentric cylindrical layers of various materials
Hyperlens Design Solver
28 Jul 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Matt Swanson, Xingjie Ni, zubin jacob, Alexander V. Kildishev
Simulates a cylindrical hyperlens design to obtain resulting field intensities
MIT Photonic Bands
24 Jul 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Carlos Montalvo, Jing Ouyang, Minghao Qi
Compute the band structures and electromagnetic modes of periodic dielectric structures.
90 Degrees Beam Propagation
24 Jun 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Carlos Montalvo, Derrick Kearney, Jing Ouyang, Minghao Qi
Calculation of beam propagation in dielectric waveguides