UNIK4380 – Photonic crystals
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Photonic crystals in 1, 2 and 3 dimensions 1D: Planar dielectric multilayer films, planar diffraction gratings, fiber Bragg gratings 2D: Planar films with 2D patterns, holey fibers 3D: Photonic crystal structures with a photonic band gap Bloch waves in one, two, and three dimensions. Brillouin zones, band diagrams. Numerical methods for Bloch waves. Evanescent waves, mode expansions of electromagnetic waves in Bloch waves. Crystal defects.
To gain a fundamental understanding of electromagnetic waves in periodic structures. An overview of applications of photonic crystals in optical micro- and nanostructures, and in photonics in general.
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Recommended previous knowledge
The course is intended for Master students with a Bachelor degree in electronics and datatechnics, physics, meteorology, materials, energy and nanotechnology. Relevant courses are FYS1120 - Electromagnetism, FYS2130 -Waves and oscillations and MENA3000.
A one-semester course, 3 hours classroom work per week. Homework using mathematical software.
One final oral exam. Letter grades A-F.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.
Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.
Special examination arrangements
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