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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.
ECE 695NS Lecture 4: Eigenproblems for Electro-optic Systems
25 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel
Outline:Electrostatics PotentialsSolving Ax = bSpin arraysSolving eigenproblemsBandstructure problemBloch's theoremPhotonic bandstructures1D2D
ECE 695NS Lecture 3: Practical Assessment of Code Performance
Outline:Time ScalingExamplesGeneral performance strategiesComputer architecturesMeasuring code speedReduce strengthMinimize array writesProfiling
ECE 695NS Lecture 2: Computability and NP-hardness
13 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel
Outline:OverviewDefinitionsComputing MachinesChurch-Turing ThesisPolynomial Time (Class P)Class NPNon-deterministic Turing machinesReducibilityCook-Levin theoremCoping with NP Hardness
ECE 695NS Lecture 1: Introduction and Overview
10 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel
Outline:MotivationMy Background and ResearchTopics for This ClassGoals for This ClassAssignments
ECE 695NS: Numerical Simulations of Electro-optic Energy Systems
SPring 2017This course is currently in production. It is made available in this incomplete form to support the student currently taking this course.
Laser Filtering, Metamaterials, and Commercializing Through the Lens of the Mythical Person Month
09 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Themos Kallos
In this work we investigate whether optical metamaterials in particular may require more than the typical resources to lead to successful commercialization. We also compare the estimated efforts with other technology commercialization projects of the recent past. ...
Photonic Structures with Topological Robustness: from Classical to Quantum
09 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Mohammad Hafezi
In this talk, I demonstrate how similar physics can be observed for photons; specifically, how various quantum Hall Hamiltonians can be simulated in an optical platform. I report on the first observation of topological photonic edge state using silicon-on-insulator technology and our recent...
Akhil Devdas Prabhu
Toward Quantum Enhanced Plasmonic Sensors
14 Dec 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Alberto Marino
In this talk I will describe our work towards this goal based on the interface between quantum states of light, known as twin beams, and plasmonic sensors.
Novel Plasmon Nano-Optical Tweezers for Single Molecule Analysis: Opportunities and Challenges
22 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: justus ndukaife
Active Optical Antennas and Metasurfaces
10 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Brongersma
04 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Ali Shakouri
2016 Micro and Nanoscale Science for Addressing Grand Challenges
03 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Purdue Student Chapter OSA (organizer), Purdue Student Chapter SPIE (organizer), Purdue NSAC (organizer)
This conference served as a platform to bring together Purdue students and faculty to discuss how light-based technologies could help address the grand challenges facing our society such as providing affordable solar energy, personalized medicine, etc. The talks are by Graduate students and...
Optical Signal Processing of Broadband Entangled Photons
03 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Ogaga Daniel Odele
Over the last few years, our group has been involved in developing novel techniques for controlling the correlations of broadband time-frequency entangled photons (“biphotons”) using classical optical-signal processing techniques. We believe our manipulation schemes will become...
Optical Hyperspace: Light in Metamaterials with Hyperbolic Dispersion
03 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Evgenii Narimanov
The composites with opposite signs of the dielectric permittivity in two orthogonal directions, known as the hyperbolic metamaterials, represent a new "universality class" of optical media, with the light behavior which is qualitatively different from that in either metals or...
A Phase-Changing Oxide for PS Silicon Photonics
03 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Richard Haglund
Quantum Measurement Backaction: From Atoms to Optomechanics
13 Oct 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Mukund Vengalattore
The act of measurement has profound consequences on a quantum system. As such, the evolution of a quantum system can be influenced and even controlled through the continuous measurement of its properties. I will describe our studies on such measurement-induced dynamics in systems ranging from...
Coupling of Quantum Emitters to Localized and Propagating Plasmons
13 Oct 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi
In this talk, I review our latest theoretical and experimental results concerning QE coupling to localized and propagating SP modes. In particular, influence of gap SP resonators on the decay rate of closely located QEs and different decay contributions are discussed as well as the dynamics of...
Taylor L Mabe