Dec 09, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022
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NANO 4315 - Nanoscale Optics and Spectroscopy

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PHYS 4311   Electricity & Magnetism I
This course introduces the optics, laser, and spectroscopy methods needed to study the nanomaterials to the students. The course aims at introducing the principles of physical optics and light-matter interaction to study the optical properties of materials and optical devices. Fundamentals in optics, light propagation, and laser. Optical imaging and spectroscopy at the nanometer scale. Diffraction-limited techniques, near-field methods, multi-photon imaging and spectroscopy, Raman techniques, Plasmon-enhanced methods, scan-probe techniques, novel sub-diffraction-limit imaging techniques, and energy transfer methods. Explore and discuss applications of the course’s topics in science and technology and explore the principles and applications of nano-optics and nano-photonics.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to,

  1. Explain the geometrical light and propagation
  2. Discuss the principles of diffraction, and interference
  3. Explain Huygens’ and Fermat’s principles
  4. Explain propagation, absorption, and reflection of light
  5. Write Fresnel equations.
  6. Derive Lorentz Oscillator Model
  7. Derive Drude model
  8. Explain Coherence, correlation, and convolution of light
  9. Explain Laser principles and its applications
  10. Identify evanescent waves and their applications
  11. Identify optical characterization techniques
  12. Exemplify the applications of modern nano-photonic devices

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