PHYS 520 OPTICAL MICROCAVITIES

Semester: Fall 2015

Course Instructor: Ali Serpengüzel | Office: SCI 119 | Office hours: MW B05

Assistant: Muhammad Zakwan | Office: SCI 147 | Office hours: MW B02

Science Librarian: Sina Mater | Office: LIB | Office hours: MT B01

Lectures: STD B228 C | MW B04

Problem Session: CASE B38 | FR B05 | CASE Z26 | WE B05

Course Objectives: The objective of this course is to teach the structural and the physical properties of microparticle and nanostructure photonic devices and materials, as well as related measurement and characterization techniques available in various research laboratories of the affiliated faculty.

Learning Outcomes:The students are expected to learn the basic structural and physical microparticle and nanostructure photonic devices and materials properties such as electromagnetic and optical properties. The student should be able to look at the symmetry of the microparticle and nanostructure photonic device and form there predict the physical properties of this device. In addition, the student should be able to pick the appropriate techniques, which are necessary for the characterization of related photonic material property

Teaching Method: The teaching method is by two weekly face to face meetings.

Description: Optical Processes in Microparticles and Nanostructures, Interaction and scattering of electromagnetic radiation with photonic atoms, photonic molecules, photonic clusters, photonic glasses, photonic crystals, and photonic metamaterials. This course will specialize on solid state photonics, i.e., the photonic analogue of solid state electronics. Photonic atoms are the analogue of regular electronic atoms, i.e. the building block of photonic molecules, photonic clusters, photonic glasses, photonic crystals, and photonic metamaterials. An electromagnetic treatment of one dimensional, two dimensional, and three dimensional photonic atoms. applications include aerosols, optical microcavities, linear and nonlinear optics and spectroscopy, photoscapes and multidisciplinary applications.

Recommended Textbook: Optical Processes in Microparticles and Nanostructures A Festschrift Dedicated to Richard Kounai Chang on His Retirement from Yale University (Advanced Series in Applied Physics) by Ali Serpengüzel (Editor) and Andrew W. Poon (Editor), World Scientific Press, Singapore (2011). (e-book through the library)

Recommended Textbook: Optical Microcavities (Advanced Series in Applied Physics) by Kerry Vahala (Editor), World Scientific Press, Singapore (2005). (e-book through the library)

Recommended Textbook: Optical Processes in Microcavities (Advanced Series in Applied Physics) by Richard K. Chang (Editor) and Anthony J. Campillo (Editor), World Scientific Press, Singapore (1996). (e-book through the library)

Recommended Textbook: Light Scattering by Particles: Computational Methods (Advanced Series in Applied Physics) by Peter W. Barber and Steve C. Hill, World Scientific Press, Singapore (1990). (on reserve at the library)

Recommended Textbook: Optical Effects With Small Particles (Advanced Series in Applied Physics) by Peter W. Barber (Editor) and Richard K. Chang (Editor), World Scientific Press, Singapore (1988). (on reserve at the library)

Grading policy: two midterm exams, a final exam, and a presentation together with a final report on a selected topic. Makeup exams are very reluctantly given only with a university approved medical excuse, and if given, will always be harder then the original exams. Do not plan to take makeups. The date of the first midterm is 18 November 13:00 and the second midterm is 16 December 13:00. The final exam will be on January 10 at 15:00.

Presentation: You will make a presentation on a selected material. The presentations dates will be announced later. 10 steps to successful presentations are given under resources menu.

Final report: You will submit a final report for your presentation. 10 steps to successful reports are given under resources menu.

Attendance: Students are required to attend classes and problem sessions. Even a university approved "Medical Excused Absence" or "Dean of Student's Excused Absence" doesn't relieve you of this attendance requirement. Students who miss more than 1/3 of the classes (Excused or Unexcused) might receive an automatic F irrespective of their course average.

Student Code of Conduct: Students should be familiar with the Koç University Student Code of Conduct.