ECE Course Syllabus
ECE6515 Course Syllabus
- 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.
- 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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