24-627 Nanophotonics : Fundamentals and Applications (12 units)

This course introduces basic concepts and applications of nanophotonics, aiming at a fundamental understanding of principles for manipulating lights at the nanoscale. Topics include fundamentals of electromagnetics (Maxwell’s equations, polarization, dipole antenna, etc.), optical properties of solids, localized and propagating surface plasmons, nanoscale thermal radiation by surface phonon polaritons, electromagnetic metamaterials with negative refraction, photonic crystals and band gap, with their applications in nanotechnologies. 4 hours lecture.