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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.
[Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 6: Propagation of Gaussian Beams II
24 Apr 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gabriel Popescu
Dr. Gabriel Popescu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds a full faculty appointment with the...
[Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 7: Propagation in Dispersive Media
[Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 8: Propagation in Inhomogeneous Media I
[Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 9: Propagation in Inhomogeneous Media II
[Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 10: Propagation in Inhomogeneous Media III
[Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 11: Dynamic Light Scattering I
[Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 13: Spatial and Temporal Coherence
[Illinois] ECE 564 Modern Light Microscopy Lecture 12: Dynamic Light Scattering II
Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Plasmonics in Infrared
19 Apr 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mikhail Belkin
In this talk, I will present the results of two of our research projects. I will start with a simple technique for nanoscale mid-infrared spectroscopy that we have developed recently....
[Illinois] Introduction to Bioinformatics Lecture 8 - Genomics
10 Apr 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Saurabh Sinha
Our research focuses on computational approaches to problems in molecular biology. In particular, we are interested in exploring gene regulation, mostly in metazoan genomes. We approach the...
Nathaniel G Kinsey
Quantum Dot based Photonic Devices
01 Apr 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Usman
Deployment of nanometer-sized semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) in the active region of
photonic devices such as lasers, semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA's), photo-detectors etc.
Large-scale first principles configuration interaction calculations of optical absorption in boron clusters
07 Mar 2012 | Papers | Contributor(s): Ravindra L Shinde
We have performed systematic large-scale all-electron correlated calculations on boron clusters
Bn (n=2–5), to study their linear optical absorption spectra. Several possible isomers of each...
ECE 616 Student Presentation: Ultrafast Non-linear Plasmonics
02 Mar 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gururaj V Naik
Plasmonics has gained significant attention in the recent days owing to its capability of providing sub-wavelength confinement of light. As a consequence of sub-wavelength confinement of electric...
Illinois Tools: Bio Photonics Simulator
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15 Feb 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh, Nahil Sobh
Simulate passage of light through biological tissue using FDTD
Illinois Nano EP Seminar Series Fall 2011: Stanford's Ovshinsky's Nerve-cell Analogy and the Field of Amorphous and Disordered Materials
21 Jan 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Lillian Hoddeson
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign the career of Stanford Ovshinsky, the prolific self-educated inventor of energy and information devices, illustrates how making radical...
Illinois 2011 NanoBiophotonics Summer School: Dr. Naash - Research
21 Jan 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muna Naash
Dr. Muna Naash, University of Oklahoma
Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Director, Graduate Program
Ph.D., Biochemistry/Cell Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston,...