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Introduction to Nanophotonics – Overview

About the lecture

Time and place

Lecture: Tuesdays 14:00-16:00 c.t.
Tutorial: Thursdays 14:00-16:00 c.t.
Format: Presential lectures and tutorials (Conference Room, Nanoinstitut Munich, Königinstraße 10)

Moodle link: https://moodle.lmu.de/course/view.php?id=18122

Lectures start on October 26th, Tutorials start on November 4th

Note: If you would like to attend this course, please also register in the LMU online course system at https://lsf.verwaltung.uni-muenchen.de/


Tutorials and grading

Your total grade will be composed of the grades of 3 exercise sheets distributed along the semester and the grade of a 12-15 minutes long talk you'll give on a topic defined 2 weeks before the talk. Specifically, the talk presentation will make up 70% of your grade while the grades of your handed-in exercise sheets make up the remaining 30%.

The following topics of nanophotonics will be covered

  • Review of macroscopic electromagnetism, dielectric function, evanescent fields
  • Propagation, focusing, resolution and localization
  • Confined light: photonic crystals and optical microcavities
  • Confined matter: quantum effects on the electronic structure of matter
  • Dipolar interactions I: quantum emitters, single photon sources
  • Dipolar interactions II: weak and strong coupling, photonic density of states
  • Dielectric nanocavities I: Mie modes
  • Dielectric nanocavities II: bound states in the continuum
  • Molecular sensing
  • Plasmonics I: propagating surface plasmons
  • Plasmonics II: localized surface plasmons and optical antennas
  • Metamaterials and metasurfaces

In addition, selected topics of current research will be discussed.

Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: Prof. Leonardo Menezes