Laajuus: 5

Aikataulu: 09.09.2019 - 09.12.2019

Kurssin yhteystiedot (koskee tätä kurssikertaa): 

Prof. Constantin Simovski and prof. Sergei Tretiakov (

Opetusperiodi (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I-II 2018 - 2019 (autumn)
I-II 2019 - 2020 (autumn)

Osaamistavoitteet (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basic understanding of light-matter interaction on nano (subwavelength) scale, knowledge of recent developments and optical applications of nanostructures, nanostructured materials and surfaces.

Sisältö (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Introduction (motivation - what changes if light "sees" particles which are smaller or comparable in size with the wavelength and why this is important); Photonic crystals; Plasmonic nanoparticles; Plasmonic waveguides (including particle chains); Metamaterials (definition and why they are promising), Superlens; Metasurfaces (including extraordinary transmission and perfect absorption); Review of applications (SERS, surface plasmon microscopy, nanostructured solar cells, metatronics, etc.).

Tarkennukset kurssin sisältöön (koskee tätä kurssikertaa): 

The interdisciplinary science of metamaterials and nanophotonics deals with electromagnetic devices and components whose characteristic dimensions are smaller or of the same order (as in photonic crystals) as the wavelength of radiation which they control. While for the use at microwave and radio frequencies we have a basically complete set of components (waveguides, passive, active, and nonreciprocal elements) as well as means to integrate them into extremely small devices, at the optical frequencies only the intermediate regime where the characteristic sizes are comparable with the wavelength is well studied and developed: the photonic crystal technique is quite mature at this time. Any progress towards sub-micron integration of photonic devices is impossible without advances in metamaterials and nanophotonics, which is the subject of this course.

Toteutus, työmuodot ja arvosteluperusteet (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Homework exercises, seminar presentations, and exam.

Työmäärä toteutustavoittain (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Contact hours 48 h (2 x 2 h per week, 12 weeks). Independent work 87 h.

Oppimateriaali (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lecture notes and selected original papers.

Kurssin kotisivu (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Esitiedot (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basic knowledge of electromagnetic theory (waveguides, radiation) and radio engineering (resonance, transmission lines).

Arvosteluasteikko (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Ilmoittautuminen (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Lisätietoja (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

language class 3: English

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