Nanophotonics or Nano-optics is the study of light and its behaviour in the nanoscale. It mainly deals with optics,  optical engineering, electrical engineering, and nanotechnology. Nanophotonics mainly focus on the fabrication and application of Nano structures that facilitate the generation, propagation, manipulation, and detection of light from the infrared to the ultraviolet regimes. The term "nano-optics", just like the term "optics", usually refers to situations involving ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared light (free-space wavelengths from 300 to 1200 nano meters). Normal optical components, like lenses and microscopes, generally cannot normally focus light to nano meter (deep sub wavelength) scales, because of the diffraction limit (Rayleigh criterion). It is possible to squeeze light into a nano meter scale using other techniques like, for example, surface plasmons, localized surface plasmons around nanoscale metal objects. The scope of Nanophotonics extends to theory, modeling and simulation, experimentation, instrumentation, and application.


  • Track 1-1 Optoelectronics
  • Track 2-2 Microelectronics
  • Track 3-3 Solar cells
  • Track 4-4 Spectroscopy

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