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Optical properties of micro and nano structures

Optical properties of micro and nano structures

Type of lecture
Lecture + Exercise
Level Master
SemesterWinter semester
Creditpoints
5 CP

as of WiSe 2021/2022 will no longer be offered

TOPICS

Optical devices based on micro- and nanostructures are progressively replacing conventional optical systems (such as bulky lenses) due to their small dimensions and ease of integration. This course provides the basic knowledge of micro- and nano-optics (or nanophotonics) to understand and design such miniaturized optical systems, as well as examples of their applications.

 

After successfully completing the module, students are able to

(Qualification goals)

-Understand Maxwell's equations and describe light propagation.

-Understand the optical properties of matter and the interaction of light with matter.

-Know the main categories of micro- and nano-structures and describe their optical properties.

-Simulate a simple micro- or nanostructured system and understand its optical properties.

 

Module content

-Maxwell's equation, wave equation, reflection and refraction.

-Optical properties of metals and dielectrics, fundamentals of plasmonics.

-Metasurfaces, photonic crystals, diffraction gratings, micro-lenses, nano-films.

 

-Lab activity on how to use optical simulation software.

YOUR PROFESSOR

Prof. Dr. Antonio Calà Lesina
Professorinnen und Professoren
Prof. Dr. Antonio Calà Lesina
Professorinnen und Professoren