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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. Thermophotovoltaic Experiment

    15 Jun 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Evan L Schlenker, Zhou Zhiguang, Peter Bermel

    Simulates thermophotovoltaic system, accounting for thermal losses.

  2. PhotonicVASEfit: VASE fitting tool

    19 May 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Ludmila Prokopeva, You-Chia Chang, Alexander V. Kildishev (editor)

    Retrieves optical constants of a material by fitting it to VASE (Variable Angle Spectroscopic Ellipsometry) data

  3. Generation Model with Coupled Mode Theory

    20 Jul 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): yujie guo, Peter Bermel, Roman Shugayev

    Models generation of an optical comb in a multiple-resonance cavity coupled to a single waveguide, using coupled mode theory to represent linear and nonlinear dynamics

  4. Optical Properties of Single Coaxial Nanowires

    06 May 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sarath Ramadurgam, Tzu-ging Lin, Katherine Elizabeth Hansen, Chen Yang

    Computes various optical properties of a single nanowire with up to 2 shell layers using Mie-formalism

  5. PhotonicsPOS: Particle on Substrate

    13 Mar 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Rohith Chandrasekar, Urcan Guler, Ludmila Prokopeva, Alexander V. Kildishev

    Scattering solutions for a core-shell spherical particle on a planar lamellar substrate

  6. Modeling of Optical Multilayers for Both Spectra and Admittance Loci

    03 Aug 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Joel che, kuo-ping chen

    simulate spectra and admittance loci of multilayer structures

  7. Thermophotonic Selective Emitter Simulation

    14 Jul 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Anubha Mathur, Enas Sakr, Peter Bermel

    Simulate Thermophotovoltaics With Rare Earth-Based Selective Emitters

  8. TPV efficiency simulation

    22 Jul 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Qingshuang Chen, Peter Bermel, Roman Shugayev, Masayoshi Sumino, Zhou Zhiguang, Omar R Yehia, Evan L Schlenker

    Simulate the efficiency of a thermophotovoltaic system


    19 Aug 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Xin Tze (Joyce) Tee, Haejun Chung, Peter Bermel

    Finite-difference Time-Domain Simulations for photovoltaic cells

  10. DDSCAT Convert: A Target Generation Tool

    17 Jul 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): John Feser, AbderRahman N Sobh

    Convert .obj files to DDSCAT shape files

  11. Perfect Absorber Metamaterial simulator

    19 Dec 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): sainath gupta, Bala Krishna Juluri

    perfect absorber matametrial

  12. S4: Stanford Stratified Structure Solver

    11 Sep 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jiarui Kang, Xufeng Wang, Peter Bermel, Chang Liu

    S4 is a frequency domain code to solve layered periodic structures. Internally, it uses Rigorous Coupled Wave Analysis (RCWA; also called the Fourier Modal Method (FMM)) and the S-matrix algorithm.

  13. PhotonicsGAIN-0D

    23 Jul 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jieran Fang, Ludmila Prokopeva, Jan Trieschmann, Nikita Arnold, Alexander V. Kildishev

    Time-domain numerical simulation of the local response of a generic four-level gain system to its excitation with a pump-probe pulse sequence.

  14. Near-field radiation transport between two planes

    28 Aug 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Majid alDosari, Greg Walker

    Calculates the radiation exchange between two parallel half-spaces

  15. Meep

    09 Jul 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jing Ouyang, Xufeng Wang, Minghao Qi

    Finite-Difference Time-Domain Simulations

  16. DBR Laser Simulator

    07 Sep 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Nikhil Sancheti, Lynford Goddard, Christopher Adam Edwards

    Describes properties of a GaAs/AlGaAs DBR laser

  17. Nano-Bio-Photonics Simulator

    17 Feb 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh, Nahil Sobh

    Simulates passage of light through biological tissue having an embedded metallic nanoparticles using FDTD

  18. Illinois Tools: Bio Photonics Simulator

    25 Jan 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh, Nahil Sobh

    Simulate passage of light through biological tissue using FDTD

  19. Genetic algorithm

    29 Jul 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Yongxin Yao

    A simple cut-paste-mutation genetic evolution method

  20. Illinois Tools: Optics Lab

    19 May 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zuhaib Bashir Sheikh, Nahil Sobh

    Simulate the passage of light through multiple lenses, a resource for nanoscience and nanotechnology, is supported by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.