Tags: nanophotonics


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 (1-20 of 44)

  1. 90 Degrees Beam Propagation

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

    Calculation of beam propagation in dielectric waveguides


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

    Semi-empirical Molecular Orbital calculations.

  3. Cu in CdTe Lab (2D Version)

    29 Jun 2016 | | 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

  4. DARPA ACTEOM Database: Optical Constants

    09 Oct 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Ludmila Prokopeva, Alexander V. Kildishev (editor)

    Database of dielectric functions: tabulated experimental data and analytical models

  5. DBR Laser Simulator

    07 Sep 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Nikhil Sancheti, Lynford Goddard, Christopher Adam Edwards

    Describes properties of a GaAs/AlGaAs DBR laser

  6. DDSCAT Convert: A Target Generation Tool

    17 Jul 2013 | | Contributor(s):: John Feser, AbderRahman N Sobh

    Convert .obj files to DDSCAT shape files

  7. Generalized Nonlocal Optical Response

    19 May 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Dhabih Chulhai, Lasse Jensen

    Simulate fields of dimers using a nonlocal model

  8. Generation Model with Coupled Mode Theory

    20 Jul 2012 | | 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

  9. Genetic algorithm

    29 Jul 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Yongxin Yao

    A simple cut-paste-mutation genetic evolution method

  10. Hyperlens Design Solver

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

    Simulates a cylindrical hyperlens design to obtain resulting field intensities

  11. Hyperlens Layer Designer

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

    Design a hyperlens using concentric cylindrical layers of various materials

  12. Illinois Tools: Biconvex Lens

    18 Apr 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Nahil Sobh, Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh

    Apperture controlled 2D bi-convex lens with toggling capability

  13. Illinois Tools: Bio Photonics Simulator

    25 Jan 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh, Nahil Sobh

    Simulate passage of light through biological tissue using FDTD

  14. Illinois Tools: Nanoparticles Array Lab

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

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

  15. Illinois Tools: Optical Beam Focusing System

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

    Generate Focused optical beams using principles of electromagnetic optics

  16. Illinois Tools: Optics Lab

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

    Simulate the passage of light through multiple lenses

  17. Meep

    09 Jul 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Jing Ouyang, Xufeng Wang, Minghao Qi

    Finite-Difference Time-Domain Simulations

  18. MEEPPV

    19 Aug 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Xin Tze (Joyce) Tee, Haejun Chung, Peter Bermel

    Finite-difference Time-Domain Simulations for photovoltaic cells

  19. MIT Photonic Bands

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

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

  20. Modeling of Optical Multilayers for Both Spectra and Admittance Loci

    03 Aug 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Joel che pipichang3@hotmail.com, kuo-ping chen

    simulate spectra and admittance loci of multilayer structures