Graduate School Course
About this course
Progresses on nanotechnologies are contributing to the development on various fields including photonics. The property of light can be controlled by using sophisticated nanostructures that have a structural size on the order of an optical wavelength. Among various nanostructures, structures that control the property of light are called the photonic nanostructure. Photonic nanostructure is now an important building block for constructing novel optical devices. Some examples of nanostructures are, photonic crystals, meta-materials, plasmonic nanostructures, and silicon-photonics, all of which are belonging to photonic nanostructures.
In this course, I will introduce the basics and applications of photonic nanostructure. First, I will lecture the basic of light; in particular, the behavior of light in nano space. Next I will introduce the unique property of light in photonic nanostructure. In particular, the student is required to understand and write a program on finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method, which is a powerful tool for analyzing nano-photonics.