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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.
DARPA ACTEOM Database: Optical Constants
10 Oct 2017 | Tools | Contributor(s): Ludmila Prokopeva, Alexander V. Kildishev (editor)
Database of dielectric functions: tabulated experimental data and analytical models
Radiative Cooling Experiment
02 Aug 2017 | Tools | Contributor(s): Yu-wen Lin, Evan L Schlenker, Zhou Zhiguang, Peter Bermel
Simulate a passive radiative cooling solution implementation in an experimental setup.
Simón Montoya Bedoya
Quantum Coherent Transport in Atoms & Electrons
21 Jun 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Yong P. Chen
I will discuss some recent experimental examples from my lab studying quantum coherent transport and interferometry in electrons as well as cold atoms. For example, phase coherent...
Novel Plasmonic Materials and Nanodevices for Integrated Quantum Photonics
19 Jun 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mikhail Shalaginov
This research focuses on color centers in diamond that share quantum properties with single atoms. These systems promise a path for the realization of practical quantum devices such as nanoscale...
Coherent Nonlinear Optical Propagation Processes in Hyperbolic Metamaterials
08 Jun 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alexander K. Popov
Coherence and interference play an important role in classic and quantum physics. Processes to be employed can be significantly enhanced and the unwanted ones suppressed through the deliberately...
08 Jun 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev
Opening remarks for the 2017 Purdue Quantum Center workshop.
Soft, Biocompatible Optoelectronic Interfaces to the Brain
08 Jun 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): John A. Rogers
In this talk, we will describe foundational concepts in physics and materials science for these types of technologies, in 1D, 2D and 3D architectures. Examples in system level demonstrations...
What is Markovian and non-Markovian in Quantum Mechanics: New Approaches and Viewpoints
15 May 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Francesco Ciccarello
While in classical physics the notion of what is Markovian or not is well defined, this is not the case when it comes to open quantum systems. What makes a quantum dynamics Markovian or...
2017 Purdue Quantum Center Workshop: Coherent Effects in Physics and Chemistry
28 Apr 2017 | Workshops | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev, Mikhail Shalaginov
Presentations for this workshop are in production and will be available in the next 30 days
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Apr 17 2017
Son et Lumiere 2017: Combining Light and Sound at the Nanoscale
NanoCraft-FIBstream: Focused Ion Beam Stream File Generator
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06 Feb 2017 | Tools | Contributor(s): Ran Cui, Mikhail Shalaginov, Alexander V. Kildishev
Generate a stream file for milling nanostructures (e.g. rectangular and circular nanohole arrays, v-groove slots ) by using focused ion beam (e.g. FEI Nova 200).
ECE 695NS Lecture 5: Bandstructures for Electro-optic Systems
27 Jan 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter Bermel
ECE 695NS Lecture 6: Photonic Bandstructures
2D Photonic bandstructures
Photonic waveguide bandstructures
Photonic slab bandstructures
3D Photonic lattice types + bandstructures
ECE 695NS Lecture 7: Photonic Bandstructure Calculations
Reformulating the eigenproblems
Conjugate gradient solvers