Omfattning: 5

Tidtabel: 09.09.2019 - 09.12.2019

Kontaktuppgifter till kursens personal (gäller denna kursomgång): 

Prof. Constantin Simovski and prof. Sergei Tretiakov (

Undervisningsperiod (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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

Lärandemål (är i kraft 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.

Innehåll (är i kraft 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.).

Närmare beskrivning av kursens innehåll (gäller denna kursomgång): 

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.

Metoder, arbetssätt och bedömningsgrunder (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Homework exercises, seminar presentations, and exam.

Arbetsmängd (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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

Studiematerial (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lecture notes and selected original papers.

Kursens webbplats (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Förkunskaper (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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

Bedömningsskala (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Anmälning (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Tilläggsinformation (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

language class 3: English


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