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EECS 395, 495: Metamaterials and Nanophotonic Devices

Quarter Offered

Fall : 11-12:20 TuTh ; Aydin

Prerequisites

Basic understanding of electromagnetic concepts (EECS 224) is recommended.

Description

AIM AND SCOPE: To introduce the students to the novel nanophotonic platforms including metamaterials, metadevices, plasmonics, photonic crystals and 2D materials. The course will provide students the fundamentals of metamaterials and plasmonics as well as emerging applications in energy, health, communication, defense and optoelectronics.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Koray Aydin

COURSE SECTIONS:

  • Overview of Maxwell equations and electromagnetic wave equations
  • Dielectric properties of materials including metals
  • Photonic Crystals
  • Plasmonic properties of materials
  • Applications in plasmonics
  • Introduction to Metamaterials
  • Negative permeability and negative refraction
  • Applications of Metamaterials
  • Metasurfaces
  • 2D Materials including graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides

COURSE EVALUATION: Participation (15%) - Individual project (25%) – Reading Assignments (25%) – Group Project (35%)