Kies de Nederlandse taal
Course module: 193400131
Course infoSchedule
Course module193400131
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact personprof.dr. S.M. García Blanco
prof.dr. S.M. García Blanco
Contactperson for the course
prof.dr. S.M. García Blanco
Lecturer H.L. Offerhaus
Lecturer W.G. van der Wiel
Academic year2022
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Nano-Optics is the study of optical phenomena and techniques on the nanometer scale, even below the diffraction limit. It is an emerging field of study motivated by the rapid advance of nanoscience and nanotechnology and enabled thanks to the development of very advanced nanofabrication, manipulation and characterization tools (i.e., scanning probe techniques, optical tweezers, high-resolution electron microscopes, nanolithography tools, focused ion beam, and others).

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, photonic crystals, 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, nanolasers, photonic crystals, near-field microscopy and the optics of quantum confined structures will be covered. The lectures will be complemented by weekly assignments, realization of simulations of nanostructures using the commercial software Lumerical FDTD Solutions and a student seminar at the end of the course in which students will present a nano-optics topic of their choice based on recent literature.

The final mark of the course will be based on the final exam which will consist of a written part (60%) and a simulation project (40%). A maximum of two extra points can be obtained by doing the bonus assignments and participating in the student seminar. These points will add to the final mark of the exam.
Assumed previous knowledge
Required: Fundamentals in Optics and Fundamentals in Photonics Electromagnetism
Participating study
Master Applied Physics
Participating study
Master Nanotechnology
Required materials
Course material
To be given on blackboard
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Test 1

Kies de Nederlandse taal