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Advanced Topics in Nano-Optics (ELEN90086)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeELEN90086
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This subject develops a rigorous foundation for pursuing research in nano-optics. The subject discusses recent developments in nano-optics together with its fundamental underpinnings. The coverage of this material is complemented by exposure to simulation tools. Students undertake a project on a topic of their choosing.


Coverage of selected topics from the following:

  • Computational electromagnetics;
  • Photonic crystals;
  • Optical properties of metal nanostructures;
  • Meta-materials;
  • Optical tweezers;
  • Foundations of far-field and near-field optical microscopy.

Intended learning outcomes

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs):

On completion of this subject, it is expected that the student will be able to:

  1. Design micro- and nano-optical devices (in which the interaction between light and nanostructured materials plays an important role)
  2. Analytically model micro- and nano- optical devices
  3. Perform simulations of micro- and nano- optical devices
  4. Conduct research in micro- and nano- optical devices.

Last updated: 3 April 2019