Physics of nano-optic spur sophisticated models

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Significant advancements in physics of nano-optics have led to the development of advanced models. The most advanced method for simulations of optical properties of nanomaterials is based on the finite-element method (FEM). FEM discretizes the simulation domain using special nonuniform and nonrectangular meshes as compared with finite-difference schemes. Advancements in nanofabrication methods allow experimenters to control the nanostructure-fabrication process to a significant degree of precision. This requires the development of a systematic design tool that can be used to optimize the geometry of nanoconstructs to design optical materials with specific desired functionalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-45
Number of pages7
JournalLaser Focus World
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Marketing


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