387.078 Nano-Photonics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explain the theoretical concepts of nano photonic devices. This includes the desciption and calculation of  metamaterials and photonic crystals as well as of plasmonics devices and quantum ligth emitters

Subject of course

Modern concepts of photonic devices are presented and discussed in detail. Those include, for instance, metamaterials, photonics crystals, plasmonic devices, and quantum light sources.

Teaching methods

course presentation by lecturer(s)

Mode of examination

Written and oral



Course dates

Wed16:00 - 18:0012.10.2022 - 25.01.2023Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Nano-Photonics - Single appointments
Wed12.10.202216:00 - 18:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Wed19.10.202216:00 - 18:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Wed09.11.202216:00 - 18:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Wed16.11.202216:00 - 18:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Wed23.11.202216:00 - 18:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Wed30.11.202216:00 - 18:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Wed07.12.202216:00 - 18:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Wed14.12.202216:00 - 18:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Wed21.12.202216:00 - 18:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Wed11.01.202316:00 - 18:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Wed18.01.202316:00 - 18:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture
Wed25.01.202316:00 - 18:00Seminarraum 387 Lecture

Examination modalities

oral/written exam


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed - 06.03.2024written01.02.2024 00:01 - 05.03.2024 23:59TISSExam WS2023 IV.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
27.09.2022 00:00 03.11.2022 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 508 Microelectronics and Photonics Not specified


Lecture notes will be available to registered students

Recommended textbooks for further reading:

L. Novotny, B. Hecht, Principles of Nano-optics, Cambridge University Press 2006
S.A. Maier, Plasmonics: fundamentals and applications, Springer 2007
J.D. Joannopoulos, R.D. Meade, J.N. Winn, Photonics Crystals - Molding the flow of light, Princeton University Press 1995
M.L. Brongersma, P.G. Kik, Surface plasmon nanophotonics, Springer 2007
M.O. Scully, M.S. Zubairy, Quantum optics, Cambridge University Press 1997
L. Mandel, E. Wolf, Optical coherence and quantum optics, Cambridge University Press 1995
F. Capolino, Theory and phenomena of metamaterials, CRC Press 2009
M. Agio, A. Alù, Optical antennas, Cambridge University Press 2013

P.W. Milonni, Fast light, slow light and left-handed light, Taylor & Francis Group 2005

- the latest review papers on topics covered by the lecture

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of general physics, mathematics and optics is required.