The course deals with optical phenomena in materials and structures with subwave-length dimensions. Topics will include the quantum theory of light, laser theory, beam propagation, and the unique properties of nanophotonic structures.
Prerequisites: Introductory quantum mechanics and electricity and magnetism; ability to solve ordinary differential equations and linear systems. Notes: This course is cross-listed with PHYS 404/504 and NANO 504. Students enrolled in EE 504 will be held to a higher standard than those enrolled in EE 404.