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Tags: nanophotonics

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.

Resources (21-40 of 291)

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. CNDO/INDO

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

    Semi-empirical Molecular Orbital calculations.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/CNDO

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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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