DS2FKO - Photonic Crystals and Optical Metamaterials

Course specification
Course title Photonic Crystals and Optical Metamaterials
Acronym DS2FKO
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Nanoelectronics and Photonics
Type of study doctoral studies
Lecturer (for classes)
    Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
      Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
        ESPB 9.0 Status elective
        Condition None
        The goal Acquiring knowledge on ordered nanostructured materials for photonics, electromagnetic optics and nanoplasmonics, with an accent to practical implementation applicable at both national and international level (sensors for industry, environmental protection, telecommunication). A systematic addressing on various sub-topics and the most recent world trends in this rapidly developing field.
        The outcome It is expected that the doctoral students, upon completion of this course - Perform their own science research within the field - Achieve a systematic insight to current world trends and results within the field - Develop new solutions based on the concepts acquired within the course - Operatively apply the acquired knowledge to practical situations and problems within the field
        Contents of lectures Properties of photonic crystals. Methods of calculation of photonic bandgap structures. Acceptor and donor modes. 1D, 2D and 3D PBG structures. Omnidiretional reflection. Channel waveguides. PBG fibers. EMT. Nanoplasmonic structures. Optical metamaterials. SNG, DNG, SRR, TLM. Superlenses. Subwavelength resonant cavities. Transformation optics. Applications in communications, sensorics.
        Contents of exercises none
        1. J.-M. Lourtioz et al, "Photonic Crystals - Toward Nanoscale Photonic Devices", Springer 2005 (Original title)
        2. P. W. Milonni, "Fast Light, Slow Light and Left-Handed Light", Institute of Physics 2005 (Original title)
        3. W. Cai, V. Shalaev, "Optical Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications", Springer 2009 (Original title)
        4. S. Anantha Ramakrishna, T. M. Grzegorczyk, "Physics and Applications of Negative Refractive Index Materials", SPIE-CRC 2009 (Original title)
        5. Z. Jakšić, N. Dalarsson, M. Maksimović, “Negative refractive index metamaterials: Principles and applications,” Microwave Review, 2006 (Original title)
        Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
        Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
        Methods of teaching lectures and auditory excercises
        Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
        Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
        Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 70
        Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
        Projects 0
        Colloquia 30
        Seminars 0