Nano-Optics (EE 567)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Electronics Engineering(EE)
İbrahim Kürşat Şendur,
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Doctoral, Master
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This course will cover nano-optical devices and transducers and their applications for manipulating light on the nanoscale. Interaction of light with nano-structures, thin-films, metallic nano-antennas has many potential applications. This course is intended to teach students the principals of nano-optics encountered in different applications. Therefore, this course can be of interest for students in many departments. In addition to homework and exams, individual projects will be assigned to students to apply their new knowledge of nano-optical systems in different applications.


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

Analyze the limitations of classical optical systems.
Identify existing and emerging applications of nano-optics.
Identify the theoretical basis for and potential practical applications of surface plasmons.
Identify the limitations of nano-optical systems for various applications.
Gain hands-on experience in the modeling and design of simple nano-optical systems.
Simulate and analyze nano-optical systems with a full-wave solver (Ansoft/HFSS)
Gain hands-on experience in Matlab to analyze diffraction limited systems using ray-tracing.