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Spring 2016-2017
ELE 546   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Subwavelength Nanophotonics and Plasmonics

Stephen Y. Chou

An introductory course for the first and second year graduate students to understand the theory and application of a new class of the photonic materials and devices, termed "subwavelength optical elements" (SOE) or "subwavelength photonics" (SWP), that are fundamentally different from bulk materials and devices. A striking property of the SOEs or SWPs, which have feature size smaller than the wavelength of light, is that it makes an optical system thinner than a paper.

Sample reading list:
Laszlo Solymar and Ekaterina Shamonina, Waves in Metamaterials
Stefan A. Maier, Plasmonics Fundamentals and Applications
See instructor for complete list

Oral Presentation(s) - 25%
Term Paper(s) - 60%
Other (See Instructor) - 15%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

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
43428 L01 9:00 am - 10:30 am T Th   Friend Center   204   Enrolled:3 Limit:15