ELE 561 / PHY 565
Fundamentals of Nanophotonics
Introduction to theoretical techniques for understanding and modeling nanophotonic systems, emphasizing important algebraic properties of Maxwell's equations. Topics covered include Hermitian eigensystems, photonic crystals, Bloch's theorem, symmetry, band gaps, omnidirectional reflection, localization and mode confinement of guided and leaky modes. Techniques covered include Green's functions, density of states, numerical eigensolvers, finite-difference and boundary-element methods, coupled-mode theory, scattering formalism, and perturbation theory. The course explores application of these techniques to current research problems.
Sample reading list:
J. D. Joannopoulos, S. G. Johnson, J. N. Winn, and R. D, Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light (2nd edition)
G. Strang, Computational Science and Engineering
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%
Problem set(s) - 30%
Not Open to Freshmen.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Knowledge of basic linear algebra and differential equations at the undergraduate level is assumed. Prior knowledge of quantum mechanics is not required, but helpful..
Timing may be modified to accommodate scheduling conflicts.
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