Principles of Nano – Photonic & Plasmonic Devices

Abstract

Nano-Optics deals with the interaction of light and matter at the nanoscale. Applications span from nano-optical instrumentation (i.e., confocal microscopy, near-field microscopy) and nano-optical devices (i.e., nano-lasers, optical nano-waveguides) to a full range of basic research topics on nanometer sized structures.
In this course, topics such as the fundamentals of light-matter interaction at the nanoscale, plasmonic propagation, nanowaveguides and nanolasers will be covered.

Glossary

Lecture 1: Introduction to nanophotonics. Introduction to the simulation methods (Lumerical FDTD).
Lecture 2: Plasmonics
Tutorial 1: Plasmonics
Lecture 3: Photonic Crystals
Tutorial 3: Photonics crystals

Learning Outcomes

To give students an introductory understanding and working knowledge of the light-matter interaction at the nanoscale, plasmonic propagation, nanowaveguides and nanolasers

Bibliography

Slides and scientific literature

External Evaluator

To be announced

Responsible Academic

Sonia Garcia Blanco (University of Twente)

Awarded ECTS

2.5