Tags: nanophotonics

Description

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.

Presentation Materials (1-16 of 16)

  1. Changes of Structural and Hydrogen Desorption Properties of MgH2 Indused by Ion Irradiation

    17 Jan 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Sandra Kurko

    Changes in structural and hydrogen desorption properties of MgH2 iduced by ion irradiation have been investigated. MgH2 powder samples have been irradiated with 45 keV B3+ and 120 keV Ar8+ions, with ion fluence 1015 ions/cm2. The effects of ion irradiation are estimated by numerical calculations...

  2. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 16: Functional DNA Nanotechnology in Sensing and Imaging

    05 Jan 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Yi Lu

    Functional DNA Nanotechnology in Sensing and ImagingTopics: Science & Technology Gap in Nanobiotechnology Metabolites and Markers in Biology and Environment Instrumental Analysis for Metabolites and BioMarkers Four Key Steps in Designing Sensors Functional DNA, a new Paradigm in Biology?...

  3. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 17: Fluorescence lifetime-resolved imaging, and some ways to finesse information from complex biological samples

    05 Jan 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Kimani C Toussaint

    Fluorescence lifetime-resolved imaging, and some ways to finesse information from complex biological samplesTopics: What is a Lifetime? What can Lifetimes tell us? How do we Measure Lifetimes? Early Attempts at Measuring nanosecond florescence lifetimes Fluorescence lifetime-resolved imaging...

  4. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 18: Bond-Selective Imaging based on Coherent Raman Scattering

    05 Jan 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Kimani C Toussaint

    Bond-Selective Imaging based on Coherent Raman ScatteringTopics: Imaging Cells in a Tissue Microenvironment Nonlinear Optical (NLO) Microscopy Combining Two-photon Excited Fluorescence (TPEF)with Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) Raman Scattering Biggest Challenge in Raman Imaging - Very Weak...

  5. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 21: Optimal design of advanced plasmonic materials for nano-optics

    05 Jan 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Nick Fang

    Infrared spectroscopic imaging: an integrative approach to pathologyTopics: Introduction: Surface Plasmons Computational Optics: numerical integration of Maxwell equations Computational Optics: Finite-Difference Time-Domain method Phase-polarization control: control of plasmons via coherence of...

  6. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 14: Infrared spectroscopic imaging: an integrative approach to pathology

    09 Nov 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Rohit Bhargava

    Infrared spectroscopic imaging: an integrative approach to pathologyTopics: What is Chemical Imaging? IR Imaging Technology FT-IR spectroscopy Motivation Cancer and Diagnostic Process Chemical Imaging for Tissue From Data to Knowledge Integrative Classification Process Major Translational Themes...

  7. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 15: Scattering, Absorbing, and Modulating Nanoprobes for Targeted Imaging and Therapy

    09 Nov 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Stephen Boppart

    Scattering, Absorbing, and Modulating Nanoprobes for Targeted Imaging and TherapyTopics: Combine Optics with Multifunctional Agents Contrast in Imaging Modalities OCT Limitations Contrast Methods in OCT Probe Detection Techniques in OCT OCT Molecular Contrast Enhancing Techniques Protein...

  8. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 19: Second-Harmonic Generation Imaging Of Collagen-Based Systems

    09 Nov 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Kimani C Toussaint

    Second-Harmonic Generation Imaging Of Collagen-Based SystemsTopics: Review: Nonlinear Microscopy SHG, Theory: SHG Comparison to Two Photon Florescence Microscopy Collagen Currently Used Tools Polarization in SHG imaging Vector Beams Effect of High-NA focusing FT-SHG Background

  9. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 20: Squeezing Photons (and Sound) Into Metamaterials

    09 Nov 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Nick Fang

    Squeezing Photons and Sound Into MetamaterialsTopics: From Microscope to Nanoscope The Diffraction Limit Near Field Optical Superlensing Physics of Surface Plasmon How to Build An Optical Superlens Surface Energy Mediated Growth of Ag Demonstration of Plasmonic Nanoscope Development of Superlens...

  10. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 12: A General Method for Screening Protein- DNA Interactions using Label-Free Photonic Crystal Biosensor Microplates

    28 Oct 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Cunningham

    Method for Screening Protein- DNA Interactions using Label-Free Photonic Crystal Biosensor MicroplatesTopics: Apoptosis Inducing Factor (AIF) Parkinson's Disease Role of AIF in Parkinsons Disease Parkinsons Disease Treatment Photonic Crystal (PC) Biosensors What is an Optical Resonator? Optical...

  11. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 10: Introduction to Nanophotonics

    28 Oct 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Logan Liu

    Introduction to NanophotonicsTopics: Early examples of Nanophotonics Nanophotonics in Mother Nature Foundation of Nanophotonics Near Field Optics Quantum Confinement Computational Nanophotonics Finite Difference Time Domain Static State Computation Plasmonics Metamaterials Photonic Crystal All...

  12. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 9: Spectroscopic Imaging

    28 Oct 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Rohit Bhargava

    Spectroscopic ImagingTopics: Spectroscopy Generalizations Spectroscopy: Radiation Spectroscopy of Liquid Water Why is Water Blue? What Are these Vibrational Modes Spectroscopy: Molecular Basis Ramen Spectroscopy: Basic Concept Ramen Spectroscopy: Instrumentation Ramen Microscopy Confocal Ramen...

  13. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 8: Optics, Multiphoton Microscopy

    28 Oct 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Kimani C Toussaint

    Optics, Multiphoton MicroscopyTopics: Optics: Theories Background SCHRODINGER EQUATION TIME-INDEPENDENT SCHRODINGER EQUATION Atoms Molecules Interaction of Photons with Atoms/li> Spontaneous Emission Absorption Simulated Emission Luminescence

  14. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 7: Optical Coherence Tomography , Technology and Applications

    28 Oct 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Stephen Boppart

    Optical Coherence TomographyTopics: Biomedical Imaging Biomedical Imaging Size Scales The Biological window into tissue Optical ranging in biological tissue Coherence Theory Relationships Optical Ranging using Low Coherence Interferometry Beam Focusing Multi-Dimensional OCT Imaging OCT Modes of...

  15. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 5: Tour of the Cell

    28 Oct 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Marina Marjanovic

    Tour of the cellTopics: Smallest Unit of Life Prokaryotic Cells Eukaryotic Cells Overview of an Animal Cell Some Roles of Cell Membrane Proteins Determine Membranes Specific Functions Evidence of Movement of Membrane Proteins The Detailed Structure of Animal Cell Membrane The proteins in the...

  16. Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 4: Dynamic Light Scattering

    28 Oct 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Gabriel Popescu

    Dynamic Light ScatteringTopics: DLS Typical Geometry Simplistic Picture: Young Interferometer 1st Order Correlation (g1)- DLS Viscous Media and Brownian Motion Observations Brownain Motion Coherence Effects Experimental Geometries Other Applications Viscoelastic