Denmark, Odense

Engineering Physics – Nonlinear and Quantum Nanophotonics

when 5 August 2019 - 16 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 ECTS

In this course, students will be introduced to basic topics and concepts of quantum optics in nanophotonic environments, including plasmonic and dielectric nanostructures and 2D materials, as well as to their potential applications in modern quantum technologies.

Benefit from learning from professors from The Danish Institute for Advanced Study at The University of Southern Denmark (SDU), a research center that aims to inspire groundbreaking ideas through the meeting of minds within all disciplines.

Course leader

Joel Cox (

Target group

You must have an understanding of: Introductory electromagnetic theory, quantum mechanics, integral and vector calculus, linear algebra.

Course aim

You will acquire knowledge on:
-Light propagation in dispersive media and at interfaces
-Characterizing the optical response of free electrons in a metal
-Using the Boltzmann transport equation to describe electron motion in graphene
-Perturbation theory and its application to linear and nonlinear optics
-Fundamentals of nonlinear optics: Harmonic generation and saturable absorption
-Bloch equations for few-level quantum systems
-Spontaneous emission of light from atomic systems

Fee info

EUR 0: Exchange students from a partner university pay no tuition. Guest students pay tuition fees.

NON-EU student: 8635 DKK per course (1160 Euro)

EU Students: 4250 DKK per course (570 Euro)

Exchange students from partner university: No tuition