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Fall 2018-2019
ELE 560 / PHY 565 / MSE 556   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Fundamentals of Nanophotonics

Alejandro W. Rodriguez

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.


Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%
Problem set(s) - 30%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22609 L01 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T Th   Engineering Quad J-Wing   J323   Enrolled:0 Limit:15