ECE Course Syllabus
ECE6515 Course Syllabus
- Technical Interest
- Optics and Photonics
- Catalog Description
- Provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles and primary applications of nanophotonics, which describes the behavior of light and its interactions with matter on the micro- and nano-scale.
- No Textbook Specified.
SPIs are a subset of the abilities a student will be able to demonstrate upon successfully completing the course.
Outcome 1 (Students will demonstrate expertise in a subfield of study chosen from the fields of electrical engineering or computer engineering): 1. Analyze the behavior of light and its interactions with matter on the micro- and nano-scale 2. Demonstrate working knowledge of the fundamental principles, fabrication methods, characterization techniques, and primary applications of nanophotonic materials, devices, and systems. Outcome 2 (Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate advanced problems and apply knowledge of mathematics and science to solve those problems): 1. Quantitatively analyze and model electron states in quantum confined structures and solid materials 2. Quantitatively analyze and model various photonic structures, such as bulk materials, photonic crystals, metamaterials, and plasmonic devices Outcome 3 (Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize current knowledge, technology, or techniques within their chosen subfield): 1. Understand and communicate results from nanophotonics publications from archival research journals and conference proceedings
- Topical Outline
Introduction to nanophotonics What is nanotechnology? Photonics at reduced dimensions Review of electromagnetics Maxwell equations Wave optics Electromagnetic radiations and evanescent waves Quantum mechanics and band theory of solids Particle wave duality Schrodinger equation and electron states Energy bands in solids Optical properties of bulk materials Linear optical properties Nonlinear optical effects Microscopy and manipulation tools Optical and electron microscopy Scanning probe microscopes Nanofabrication Top down nanofabrication Bottom up nanofabrication Silicon photonics Optical properties of silicon Silicon-based photonic components and devices Photonic crystals 1D, 2D, and 3D photonic crystals Photonic crystal fibers Photonic metamaterials Electric, magnetic, negative-index, and chiral metamaterials Applications of optical metamaterials Plasmonics Review: optical properties of metals Propagating and localized surface plasmons Plasmonic components and devices Other emerging topics in nanophotonics
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