
PfFP Lecture 20: Light I
05 Apr 2011   Contributor(s):: Jerry M. Woodall

A Half Century of Nonlinear Optics
22 Mar 2011   Contributor(s):: Robert W. Boyd
In this talk, we first present a review of the development of the field of nonlinear optics, and we then survey some areas of recent research including quantum imaging and implications of the ability to control the group velocity of light.

AntiReflection Coating Assignment
30 Nov 2010   Contributor(s):: Alex Small
This is a guided activity for students to study the design of an antireflection coating. The student is first asked to do a simple calculation by hand, to determine the proper thickness for an antireflection coating in a standard situation. The student then uses the nanoHUB tool "PhotonicsRT:...

Peanuts vs. Pyramids: Two Perspectives on MEMS
29 Dec 2009   Contributor(s):: Stephen D. Senturia
MEMS, the acronym for Microelectromechanical Systems, also known simply as “Microsystems,” come in two main types: commodity products (the peanuts) and MEMSenabled products (the pyramids, or, more correctly, the inverted pyramids). The economics of scale greatly affect how these two classes...

Illinois 2009 nanobiophotonics Summer School, Lecture 1: Optics, Introduction and Fundamentals
20 Oct 2009   Contributor(s):: Kimani C Toussaint
Optics, Introduction and FundamentalsTopics: What is Optics? Optics Theories EM Spectrum Index of Refraction Ray Optics FERMAT's Principle HERO's Principle Reflection Refraction Planar Boundaries Total Internal Reflection Spherical Lenses Thin Lens (Focusing) Thin Lens (Imaging) F Number and...

PhotonicsSHA2D: Modeling of SinglePeriod Multilayer Optical Gratings and Metamaterials
23 Jun 2009   Contributor(s):: Xingjie Ni, Zhengtong Liu, Fan Gu, Marcos Gabriel Pacheco, Joshua Borneman, Alexander V. Kildishev
Frequency domain simulation of singleperiod multilayer gratings and optical metamaterials upon TE/TM planewave incidence at arbitrary angles

Experiment vs. Modelling: What's the problem?
05 Jun 2009   Contributor(s):: William L. Barnes
Progress in plasmonics has been greatly assisted by developments in experimental techniques and in numerical modelling. This talk will look at some of the difficulties that emerge when comparisons are made between experiment and theory. Through the use of four examples I will illustrate what...

The Optical Freqency Comb: A Remarkable Tool for Metrology, Science and Medical Diagnostics
31 Dec 2008   Contributor(s):: John L. Hall
The Optical Frequency Comb concept and technology exploded in 19992000 from the synthesis of advances in independent fields of Laser Stabilization, UltraFast Lasers, and NonLinear Optical Fibers. The Comb was developed first as a method for optical frequency measurement, enabling a...

Illinois ECE 460 Principles of Optical Imaging (Fall 2008)
30 Jul 2008   Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu
Introduction to visible and infrared imaging systems covering fields, optical elements, electronic sensors, and embedded processing systems. Lectures and labs cover active and passive illumination, ranging, holography, polarization, coherence, spectroscopy, and sampling with an emphasis on...

Illinois ECE 460 Optical Imaging, Chapter 6: Interferometry
29 Jul 2008   Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu, Andre da Costa Teves, Christopher Nixon, Glen Svenningsen
This chapter explains the principles of interferometry, among its topics are: Superposition of fields, Monochromatic Fields, many type of interferometry, Temporal Coherence, etc.Notes developed by Professor Gabriel Popescu from University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign

Illinois ECE 460 Optical Imaging, Chapter 1: Introduction to Optical Imaging
28 Jul 2008   Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu, Andre da Costa Teves, Christopher Nixon, Glen Svenningsen
This presentation introduce some basic but fundamental concepts related to optical imaging: Electrical Magnetic Field, Frequency Domain, Measurable Quantities and the Uncertainty Principle. These notes will be used in the introductory classes of the course ECE 460  Optical Imaging at UIUC.Notes...

Illinois ECE 460 Optical Imaging, Chapter 2: A Mathematical Toolbox for Optical Imaging
28 Jul 2008   Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu, Andre da Costa Teves, Christopher Nixon, Glen Svenningsen
The objective of this presentation is to introduce the students to a set of tools that will be useful throughout the course, among these tools are: Green's Function, Fourier Transforms, Basic Theorems with Fourier Transform, Convolution, Correlation, Refraction and Absorption and Maxwell's...

Illinois ECE 460 Optical Imaging, Chapter 3: Imaging
28 Jul 2008   Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu, Andre da Costa Teves, Christopher Nixon, Glen Svenningsen
This chapter presents Geometrical Optics and also Fourier Optics, two important topics that precede Microscopy. Some of the covered concepts are: Fermat's Principle, Snell's Law, Thick and Thin Lens, System of Lens,Fraunhofer Approximation and HuygensFresnel principle.Notes developed by...

Illinois ECE 460 Optical Imaging, Chapter 4: Microscopy
28 Jul 2008   Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu, Andre da Costa Teves, Christopher Nixon, Glen Svenningsen
This chapter presents the main concepts and techniques of Microscopy: Resolution, Contrast, Dark Field Microscopy, Schlieren Method, Phase Contrast Microscopy, Quantitative Phase Microscopy and many other techniques.Notes developed by Professor Gabriel Popescu from University of Illinois at...

Illinois ECE 460 Optical Imaging, Chapter 5: Light Scattering
29 Jul 2008   Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu, Andre da Costa Teves, Christopher Nixon, Glen Svenningsen
This chapter covers important topics related to Light Scattering: Simple particles, Rayleigh Scattering, The Born Approximation, Spatial Correlation, Ensemble of Particles, The Transport Equation, etc.Notes developed by Professor Gabriel Popescu from University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign.

Hyperlens Layer Designer
03 Jun 2008   Contributor(s):: Matt Swanson, Alexander V. Kildishev, Xingjie Ni
Design a hyperlens using concentric cylindrical layers of various materials

Hyperlens Design Solver
18 Jun 2008   Contributor(s):: Matt Swanson, Xingjie Ni, zubin jacob, Alexander V. Kildishev
Simulates a cylindrical hyperlens design to obtain resulting field intensities

Metamaterials, Part 3: Cloaking and Transformation Optics
01 May 2008   Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev
Part 3/3. Metamaterials are expected to open a gateway to unprecedented electromagnetic properties and functionality unattainable from naturally occurring materials, thus enabling a family of new “metadevices”. In these three lectures, we review this new emerging field and significant progress...

Metamaterials, Part 2: NegativeIndex, Nonlinear Optics and Super/HyperLenses
01 May 2008   Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev
Part 2/3. Metamaterials are expected to open a gateway to unprecedented electromagnetic properties and functionality unattainable from naturally occurring materials, thus enabling a family of new “metadevices”. In these three lectures, we review this new emerging field and significant progress...

Metamaterials: A New Paradigm of Physics and Engineering
01 May 2008   Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev
Three part lecture on metamaterials. Metamaterials are expected to open a gateway to unprecedented electromagnetic properties and functionality unattainable from naturally occurring materials, thus enabling a family of new “metadevices”. In these three lectures, we review this new emerging...