Tags: nanophotonics


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.

Events (1-1 of 1)

  1. Apr 17 2017

    Son et Lumiere 2017: Combining Light and Sound at the Nanoscale

    We invite you to the International School "Son et Lumière 2017", taking place in Les Houches, France from 17 to 28th April 2017.The “Son et Lumière” school,...