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Welcome to the
Nanostructures and Computation Wiki
at MIT!

This is a Wiki for the research groups of Steven G. Johnson, John D. Joannopoulos, and Marin Soljačić at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The purpose of this Wiki is threefold:

  • Document the computational software that we have developed for nanophotonics research.
  • Give our group members an easy way to post information about their work.
  • Provide a place for us to easily list upcoming meetings and events of interest.

In particular, any user of our software is encouraged to help in adding documentation, tips, tricks, and examples — just register for a user name and log in. (Pages specific to our MIT researchers, on the other hand, will generally only be editable by us.)

Free computational software

  • MIT Photonic Bands (MPB) — electromagnetic eigenmode solver
  • Meep — finite-difference time-domain simulations
  • Harminv — extraction of complex frequencies and amplitudes from time series
  • libctl — Scheme/Guile-based scripting of scientific code (used as the interface for MPB and Meep).
  • h5utils — visualization of HDF5 data files

See also FFTW, our FFT software.

We also have a list of Free nanophotonics software in addition to the programs developed at MIT.

Research at MIT

Currently, most of our research descriptions are in non-Wiki format. See:

Meetings and events

For a list of meetings, seminars, and other upcoming events of interest to us at MIT (not necessarily open to the general public), please see:

Current events

How to edit

First, you must take a few seconds to register for a user name and log in; anonymous edits are not permitted on this Wiki. (Note: account creation has been disabled for the time being due to spam; contact Steven G. Johnson to get an account.) Then, click on the edit button at the top of the page. We use the MediaWiki software, which is the same as the Wiki software that runs Wikipedia — detailed instructions on how to edit and format pages can be found at:

The Wikipedia Help Pages.

To practice, try editing in the Sandbox.

You can link to a Wikipedia article by prefixing "w:" to a link, as in w:Photonic crystal. Users looking to write general articles not specific to the MIT software should go to (e.g.) Wikipedia instead of here.

MIT users should contact Steven G. Johnson to obtain administrative privileges, so that you can protect pages on your personal work from editing by the general public.

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