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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.

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  1. Nanotubes and Nanowires: One-dimensional Materials

    17 Jul 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands

    What is a nanowire? What is a nanotube? Why are they interesting and what are their potential applications? How are they made? This presentation is intended to begin to answer these questions...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1639

  2. Nanosphere Optics Lab

    19 May 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jon Camden, George C. Schatz

    Optical properties of nanospheres suspended in water, air, or other solutions

    http://nanohub.org/resources/nsoptics

  3. Random Lasers

    19 May 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mikhail A. Noginov

    Random lasers are the simplest sources of stimulated emission without cavity, with the feedback provided by scattering in a gain medium. First proposed in the late 60’s, random lasers have...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1311

  4. A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience

    13 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner

    While the Greek root nano just means dwarf, the nanoscale has become a giant focus of contemporary science and technology. We will examine the fundamental issues underlying the excitement...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1021

  5. Active Photonic Nanomaterials: From Random to Periodic Structures

    06 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Hui Cao

    Active photonic nanomaterials, which have high gain or large nonlinearity, are essential to the development of nanophotonic devices and circuits. In this talk, I will provide a review of our...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1012

  6. Plasmonic Nanophotonics: Coupling Light to Nanostructure via Plasmons

    03 Oct 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev

    The photon is the ultimate unit of information because it packages data in a signal of zero mass and has unmatched speed. The power of light is driving the photonicrevolution, and information...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/194

  7. Baudilio Tejerina

    Since November 2004, Baudilio Tejerina manages the computer facilities of the Theory Group in the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern University. After receiving his PhD in Physical Chemistry...

    http://nanohub.org/members/8744

  8. Nanotechnology 501 Lecture Series

    22 Feb 2005 | Series | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck (editor), Mark Lundstrom (editor), Joseph M. Cychosz (editor)

    Welcome to Nanotechnology 501, a series of lectures designed to provide an introduction to nanotechnology. This series is similar to our popular lecture series Nanotechnology 101, but it is...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/102

  9. Curriculum on Nanotechnology

    27 Jan 2005 | Courses

    To exploit the opportunities that nanoscience is giving us, engineers will need to learn how to think about materials, devices, circuits, and systems in new ways. The NCN seeks to bring the new...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/100

  10. Joseph M. Cychosz

    Joe Cychosz began his computing career in 1974 at the University of Illinois where he became an electrical engineer by degree and a programmer by trade while working with the Control Data computer...

    http://nanohub.org/members/4994

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