lect28 - NANOPHOTONICS Nanophotonics : Behavior of light on...

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NANOPHOTONICS Nanophotonics : Behavior of light on the nanometer scale or the interaction of light with nanoparticles Examples: Near field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM) Surface plasmon optics Metamaterials Nanophotonics: Studying the novel properties of light at the nanometer scale Enabling highly power efficient devices for engineering applications ‘The study has the potential to revolutionize the telecommunications industry by providing low power, high speed, interference free devices such as electrooptic and all optical switches on a chip’ (from Wikipedia)
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NANOPHOTONICS Nanophotonics Nano optics Electronics Nanophotonics Electrons Photons Wires Waveguides f ~ 10 Hz f ~ 10 Hz 10 15 ē ph
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NANOPHOTONICS Photonics vs. Electronics Fiber Optics: Transmitting information Integrated Optics: Processing information New Paradigms: Photonic Crystals Plasmonics Metamaterials
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