1. Nanophotonics : Fundamentals and Applications (12 units)
This course introduces basic concepts and applications of nanophotonics, aiming at a fundamental understanding of principles for manipulating lights at the nanoscale. Topics include fundamentals of electromagnetics (Maxwell’s equations, polarization, dipole antenna, etc.), optical properties of solids, localized and propagating surface plasmons, nanoscale thermal radiation by surface phonon polaritons, electromagnetic metamaterials with negative refraction, photonic crystals and band gap, with their applications in nanotechnologies. 4 hours lecture.
2. Electronic materials (12 units)
This course introduces the following topics: Band Theory of Solids- Energy Band Diagram, insulators, semi-conductors and conductors. Dielectric Behaviour of Materials (polarization, dielectric constant at low frequency and high frequency, dielectric loss, piezo electricity and ferro electricity). Semiconductors inclusing single crystal, polycrystal and amorphous; Fermi-Dirac Distribution; Hall Effect; Intrinsic and Extrinsic; N-type and P-type; Crystal Growth-preparation of electronic grade polycrystal in Siemen`s Reactor, Czochrarloski Method and Float Zone Method of bulk single crystal ingot preparation, mirror finished wafer preparation, Epitaxial Film Growth- Chemical Vapour Phase Deposition & Liquid Phase Epitaxy, Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Concept of Phonons- quantization of lattice vibration, Classification of Semiconductor Materials- degenerate (semi-metal) and non-degenerate semi- conductor; elemental and compound semiconductor; direct and indirect band gap material, Nano materials such as ZnO, TiO2, buckeyball carbon and graphene, semiconducting, polymers, flexible electronic materials etc. (54 hours)