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 41)

  1. 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



    29 Feb 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Baudilio Tejerina, Jeff Reimers

    Semi-empirical Molecular Orbital calculations.


  3. Cu in CdTe Lab (2D Version)

    12 Jul 2016 | Tools | 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. DBR Laser Simulator

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

    Describes properties of a GaAs/AlGaAs DBR laser


  5. DDSCAT Convert: A Target Generation Tool

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

    Convert .obj files to DDSCAT shape files


  6. Generalized Nonlocal Optical Response

    09 Jun 2016 | Tools | Contributor(s): Dhabih Chulhai, Lasse Jensen

    Simulate fields of dimers using a nonlocal model


  7. Generation Model with Coupled Mode Theory

    13 Mar 2015 | Tools | 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


  8. Genetic algorithm

    09 Aug 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Yongxin Yao

    A simple cut-paste-mutation genetic evolution method


  9. 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


  10. 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


  11. Illinois Tools: Biconvex Lens

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

    Apperture controlled 2D bi-convex lens with toggling capability


  12. 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


  13. 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


  14. 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


  15. Illinois Tools: Optics Lab

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

    Simulate the passage of light through multiple lenses


  16. Meep

    19 Oct 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jing Ouyang, Xufeng Wang, Minghao Qi

    Finite-Difference Time-Domain Simulations


  17. MEEPPV

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

    Finite-difference Time-Domain Simulations for photovoltaic cells


  18. 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.


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

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

    simulate spectra and admittance loci of multilayer structures


  20. 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.