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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.
S4: Stanford Stratified Structure Solver
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11 Sep 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Xufeng Wang
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.
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
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
Modeling Thermal Interaction between Laser Light and AFM
30 Jun 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Aarti Chigullapalli, Jason Clark
A computational model for the thermal interaction between laser light and an atomic force microscope (AFM) cantilever.
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
29 Jul 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Yongxin Yao
A simple cut-paste-mutation genetic evolution method
Illinois Tools: Optics Lab
19 May 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh, Nahil Sobh
Simulate the passage of light through multiple lenses
Illinois Tools: Biconvex Lens
18 Apr 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Nahil Sobh, Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh
Apperture controlled 2D bi-convex lens with toggling capability
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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