Odense, Denmark

Engineering - Introduction to Nano Optics

blended course
when 3 August 2020 - 14 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC

Blended: this course is offered both online and on campus. If physical presence is not possible, the course will still run online.

This course introduces tools used to model and understand the behavior of light in atoms and materials that are structured on small scales compared with the free-space optical wavelength; it is intended for students with a background in the physical sciences or engineering and a familiarity with basic quantum mechanics and electromagnetism.

Maxwell’s equations in homogeneous media
Drude model
Boltzmann transport equation
Perturbation theory
Nonlinear optical phenomena
Semi-classical quantum optics
Point emitters—spontaneous emission

Course leader

Joel Cox, cox@mci.sdu.dk

Target group

Mandatory prerequisites: Introductory electromagnetic theory, quantum mechanics, integral and vector calculus, linear algebra.

Course aim

The student must be able to
Calculate optical transmission and reflection coefficients of layered systems
Calculate the plasmon dispersion relation of a metal surface
Apply perturbation theory to describe the linear and nonlinear optical response of materials
Derive Bloch equations describing classical electric fields interacting with two- or three-level atoms
Determine the spontaneous emission rate of an atom in the presence of dielectric media

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)