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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.
90 Degrees Beam Propagation
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24 Sep 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Carlos Montalvo, Derrick Kearney, Jing Ouyang, Minghao Qi
Calculation of beam propagation in dielectric waveguides
09 Oct 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Baudilio Tejerina, Jeff Reimers
Semi-empirical Molecular Orbital calculations.
DBR Laser Simulator
07 Sep 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Nikhil Sancheti, Lynford Goddard, Christopher Adam Edwards
Describes properties of a GaAs/AlGaAs DBR laser
29 Jul 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Yongxin Yao
A simple cut-paste-mutation genetic evolution method
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
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
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: Bio Photonics Simulator
25 Jan 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh, Nahil Sobh
Simulate passage of light through biological tissue using FDTD
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
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
Illinois Tools: Optics Lab
19 May 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh, Nahil Sobh
Simulate the passage of light through multiple lenses
09 Jul 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jing Ouyang, Xufeng Wang, Minghao Qi
Finite-Difference Time-Domain Simulations
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Nanosphere Optics Lab
19 May 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jon Camden, George C. Schatz
Nanosphere Optics Lab uses Mie theory to calculate the absorption, scattering, and extinction spectra of spherical nanoparticles. Calculations for spheres of a constant dielectric, as well as the …
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.
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
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