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A Half Century of Nonlinear Optics
22 Mar 2011 | Online Presentations | 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...
Anti-Reflection Coating Assignment
30 Nov 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alex Small
This is a guided activity for students to study the design of an anti-reflection coating. The student is first asked to do a simple calculation by hand, to determine the proper thickness for an...
Peanuts vs. Pyramids: Two Perspectives on MEMS
29 Dec 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Stephen D. Senturia
MEMS, the acronym for Micro-electromechanical Systems, also known simply as “Micro-systems,” come in two main types: commodity products (the peanuts) and MEMS-enabled products (the pyramids, or,...
Illinois 2009 nano-biophotonics Summer School, Lecture 1: Optics, Introduction and Fundamentals
20 Oct 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Kimani C Toussaint
Optics, Introduction and Fundamentals
What is Optics?
Index of Refraction
PhotonicsSHA-2D: Modeling of Single-Period Multilayer Optical Gratings and Metamaterials
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21 Aug 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Xingjie Ni, Zhengtong Liu, Fan Gu, Marcos Gabriel Pacheco, Joshua Borneman, Alexander V. Kildishev
Frequency domain simulation of single-period multilayer gratings and optical metamaterials upon TE/TM plane-wave incidence at arbitrary angles
Experiment vs. Modelling: What's the problem?
10 Aug 2009 | Online Presentations | 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...
The Optical Freqency Comb: A Remarkable Tool for Metrology, Science and Medical Diagnostics
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31 Dec 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): John L. Hall
The Optical Frequency Comb concept and technology exploded in 1999-2000 from the synthesis of advances in independent fields of Laser Stabilization, UltraFast Lasers, and NonLinear Optical Fibers....
Illinois ECE 460 Principles of Optical Imaging (Fall 2008)
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30 Jul 2008 | Courses | 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...
Illinois ECE 460 Optical Imaging, Chapter 6: Interferometry
30 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Gabriel Popescu, Andre da Costa, 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...
Illinois ECE 460 Optical Imaging, Chapter 1: Introduction to Optical Imaging
29 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Gabriel Popescu, Andre da Costa, 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...
Illinois ECE 460 Optical Imaging, Chapter 2: A Mathematical Toolbox for Optical Imaging
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...
Illinois ECE 460 Optical Imaging, Chapter 3: Imaging
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...
Illinois ECE 460 Optical Imaging, Chapter 4: Microscopy
This chapter presents the main concepts and techniques of Microscopy: Resolution, Contrast, Dark Field Microscopy, Schlieren Method, Phase Contrast Microscopy, Quantitative Phase Microscopy and...
Illinois ECE 460 Optical Imaging, Chapter 5: Light Scattering
This chapter covers important topics related to Light Scattering: Simple particles, Rayleigh Scattering, The Born Approximation, Spatial Correlation, Ensemble of Particles, The Transport Equation,...
Hyperlens Layer Designer
28 Jul 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Matt Swanson, Alexander V. Kildishev, Xingjie Ni
Design a hyperlens using concentric cylindrical layers of various materials
Hyperlens Design Solver
28 Jul 2008 | Tools | 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 | Online Presentations | 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...
Metamaterials, Part 2: Negative-Index, Nonlinear Optics and Super/Hyper-Lenses
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...
Metamaterials: A New Paradigm of Physics and Engineering
01 May 2008 | Courses | 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,...
Plasmonic Metamaterials: Unusual Optics and Applications
28 Feb 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Igor Smolyaninov
Surface plasmon-polaritons (or plasmons) are collective excitations of the conduction electrons
and the electromagnetic field on the surface of such good metals as gold and silver. Near the...