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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.
PHYS 620 Lecture 14 : Surface Plasmons
22 Apr 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 8: Phonons
12 Apr 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 15: Plasmons in Nanoparticles
PHYS 620 Lecture 12: Excitons III
08 Apr 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
S4: Stanford Stratified Structure Solver
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03 Apr 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jiarui Kang, Xufeng Wang, Peter Bermel, Chang Liu
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.
PHYS 620 Lecture 5: Diamond and Zincblende Semiconductors: Band Structure
26 Mar 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 7: Effective-Mass Theory, Landau Levels and Franz-Keldysh Oscillations
19 Mar 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 10: Excitons I
07 Mar 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 11: Excitons II
25 Feb 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 6: Valence Band: Spin-Orbit Coupling and Stress Effects
Nanophotonics (as taught in MIT 2.718/2.719: Photonic Materials, Fall 2012)
22 Feb 2013 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Nick Fang
This course is intended to introduce recent advances in photonics science and technology to undergraduate and graduate students in engineering. The course consists of selected topics in...
PHYS 620 Lecture 1: Introduction
20 Feb 2013 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
Lecture notes only.
PHYS 620 Lecture 2: Permittivity: Kramers-Kronig Relations
Optical Absorption in B13 Cluster: A Time-dependent Density Functional Approach
19 Feb 2013 | Papers | Contributor(s): Ravindra L Shinde, Meenakshi Tayade
The linear optical absorption spectra of three isomers of planar boron cluster B13 are calculated using time dependent spin-polarized density functional approach. The geometries of these cluster...
PHYS 620 Lecture 4: Interband Transitions and Optical Selection Rules
19 Feb 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 9: Fano Interference and Coupled Oscillators
PHYS 620: Optical Properties of Solids
13 Feb 2013 | Courses | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
INTRODUCTION, ELECTRODYNAMICS OF CONTINUOUS MEDIA (Maxwell’s equations. Permittivity and permeability. Scattering).
PHYS 620 Lecture 3: Polarization: A Quantum Approach
13 Feb 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
Hybrid Nanophotonics: A Happy Marriage of Metals and Semiconductors
15 Jan 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Brongersma
This talk is part of the International Workshop "Novel Ideas in Optics: From Advanced Materials to Revolutionary Applications" hosted by Purdue University.
Dr. Mark Brongersma is an associate...