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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.
Nanophotonics (as taught in MIT 2.718/2.719: Photonic Materials, Fall 2012)
22 Feb 2013 | | 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 fundamental science of nano-optics, with an overview of nanophotonic tools.Graduate credit requires the...
PHYS 620 Lecture 1: Introduction
20 Feb 2013 | | 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 | | 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 are optimized at the B3LYP/6-311+G* level of theory. Even though the isomers are almost degenerate,...
PHYS 620 Lecture 4: Interband Transitions and Optical Selection Rules
19 Feb 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Roberto Merlin
PHYS 620 Lecture 9: Fano Interference and Coupled Oscillators
PHYS 620: Optical Properties of Solids
13 Feb 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Roberto Merlin
Winter 2013Course Outline:INTRODUCTION, ELECTRODYNAMICS OF CONTINUOUS MEDIA (Maxwell’s equations. Permittivity and permeability. Scattering).KRAMERS-KRÖNIG RELATIONS, PHENOMENOLOGICAL MODELS (Drude and Lorentz models. Quantum mechanical description).SEMICONDUCTORS: INTERBAND TRANSITIONS (van...
PHYS 620 Lecture 3: Polarization: A Quantum Approach
Hybrid Nanophotonics: A Happy Marriage of Metals and Semiconductors
15 Jan 2013 | | 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.
Novel Ideas in Metamaterials
15 Jan 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Igor Smolyaninov
Digitizing and Functionalizing Metamaterials
15 Jan 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Nader Engheta
Accelerating Airy Beams and Bullets
15 Jan 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Demetrios Christodoulides
Ultrafast & Broadband Photonic Signal Processing: From Microdevices to Control of RF Propagation
15 Jan 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Andrew M Weiner
Nonlinear and Magnetooptic Control of Light in Metamaterials and Superfocussing
15 Jan 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Allan Boardman
13 Jan 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev
Transformation Optics and Sub Wavelength Control of Light
13 Jan 2013 | | Contributor(s):: John Pendry
Engineering Disorder in Opto-Electronics
05 Dec 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Jacob B. Khurgin
GaN is a wide bandgap material which can on one hand withstand high power and high temperature operating conditions, and on the other hand has high saturation velocity needed for high frequency operation. This tremendous potential has not been fully realized yet and in this talk it will be shown...
Negative Refraction, Wave-particle Dualism and “Minkowski-Abraham controversy”
19 Nov 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Victor G. Veselago
Professor Veselago was the first to identify that the relationships between energy and linear momentum are significantly different for electromagnetic radiation and material particles. The process of transfer of radiation from the emitter to the receiver will be discussed. It is shown that the...
23 Jul 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Jieran Fang, Ludmila Prokopeva, Jan Trieschmann, Nikita Arnold, Alexander V. Kildishev
Time-domain numerical simulation of the local response of a generic four-level gain system to its excitation with a pump-probe pulse sequence.
Near-field radiation transport between two planes
28 Aug 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Majid alDosari, Greg Walker
Calculates the radiation exchange between two parallel half-spaces