ECE 60421 - Nanophotonics and Metamaterials

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Areas of Specialization(s):

Fields and Optics

Counts as:

Normally Offered: Fall - odd years

Catalog Description:
The course will cover nanoscale processes and devices and their applications for manipulating light on the nanoscale. The following topics will be covered: Fundamentals, Maxwells equations, light-matter interaction, dispersion, EM properties of nanostructures, etc. Photonic crystals Photonic crystal fibers Photonic and plasmonic nanocircuits, Silicon nanophotonics Metal optics Manipulating light with plasmonic nanostructures Plasmonic nano-sensors Near-field optics Metamaterials, artificial magnetism and negative refractive index Metamaterials: Superlens and Hyperlens Transformation optics and cloaking, nanolasers, tunable and active plasmonic materials, refractory plasmonics, plasmonics for energy conversion, data storage and biomed applications, Metasurfaces, Intro to quantum photonics.

Required Text(s): None.

Recommended Text(s):
  1. Classical Electrodynamics, J.D. Jackson, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  2. Fundamentals of Photonics, B.E.A. Saleh, M.C. Teich, John Wiley & Sons, 1991.
  3. Near-field optics and surface plasmon polaritons, Satoshi Kawata, 2001.
  4. Optics, Hecht, Addison Wesley, 1990.
  5. Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light, J.D. Joannopoulos, R.D. Meade, J.N. Winn, Princeton University Press, 1995.
  6. Plasmonics, Stefan Mayer, Cambridge Press, 2007.
  7. Roadmap on Photonic Crystals, S. Noda and T. Baba, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.
  8. Surface plasmons on smooth and rough surfaces and on gratings, Raether, Springer-Verlag, 1986.

Lecture Outline:

Major Topics
2 Fundamentals, Maxwell's equations, light-matter interaction, dispersion, EM properties of nanostructures, etc.
4 Photonic crystals and photonic crystal fibers
2 Photonic and plasmonic nanocircuits
1 Silicon nanophotonics
2 Metal optics
2 Manipulating light with plasmonic nanostructures
1 Plasmonic nano-sensors
1 Near-field optics
2 Metamaterials: artificial magnetism and negative refractive index
1 Metamaterials: superlens and hyperlens
2 Transformation optics and cloaking
1 Nanolasers
1 Tunable and active plasmonic materials
1 Refractory plasmonics
2 Plasmonics for energy conversion, data storage and biomed applications
3 Metasurfaces
2 Intro to quantum photonics