This course will be for the first time given in fall of 2016 (and not in 2015, as it has been mistakenly announced). THESE PAGES ARE NOT UPDATED - GO TO THE PAGES OF THE COURSE GIVEN IN FALL 2016!!!
The study outcomes of this course will be basic understanding of light-matter interaction on nano (subwavelength) scale, knowledge of recent developments and optical applications of nanostructures, nanostructured materials and surfaces.
Planned content: 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.)