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Spring 2013-2014
ELE 547B   na, npdf

Selected Topics in Solid-State Electronics - Subwavelength Nanophotonics and Plasmonics

Stephen Y. Chou

An introductory course for the 1st and 2nd year graduate students to understand the theory and application of the photonic devices which have feature size smaller than the wavelength of light, termed subwavelength photonics (SWP) or subwavelength optical elements (SOE). The devices include those with metallic structures, namely, subwavelength plasmonics. The course has three main sections: (i) rigorous Maxwell theory and mean-field theory for SWPs, (ii) non-resonant SWPs and resonant SWPs (photonic crystals), and (iii) applications of SWP.

Sample reading list:
Lukas Novotony and Bert Hecht, Principles of Nano-Optics
Laszlo Solymar and Ekaterina Shamonina, Waves in Metamaerials
Stefan A. Maier, Plasmonics Fundamentals and Applications
See instructor for complete list

Requirements/Grading:
Other Exam - 50%
Term Paper(s) - 25%
Problem set(s) - 25%

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Other information:
The nonresonant SWPs include artificial birefriengent crystal and waveplates, polarizers, antireflection (antisticking and antifoggy) structures, and negative index materials. The resonant SWPs include photonic crystals, filters, and mirrors. The applications include control laser properties by SWPs, light trapping, surface enhanced Raman scattering, and light extraction for LEDs.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42692 L01 9:00 am - 10:30 am T Th   Friend Center   203   Enrolled:6 Limit:15