Romain Quidant: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2020

Name Prof. Dr. Romain Quidant
FieldNanophotonics
Address
Professur für Nanophotonik
ETH Zürich, ML J 39
Sonneggstrasse 3
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 79 22
E-mailrquidant@ethz.ch
URLhttps://light.ethz.ch
DepartmentMechanical and Process Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
151-0913-00LIntroduction to Photonics Restricted registration - show details 4 credits2V + 2UR. Quidant
AbstractThis course introduces students to the main concepts of optics and photonics. Specifically, we will describe the laws obeyed by optical waves and discuss how to use them to manipulate light.
ObjectivePhotonics, the science of light, has become ubiquitous in our lives. Light control and manipulation is what enables us to interact with the screen of our smart devices and exchange large amount of complex information. Photonics has also taken a preponderant importance in cutting-edge science, allowing for instance to image nanospecimens, detect diseases or sense very tiny forces. The aim of this course is to provide the fundamentals of photonics, establishing a solid basis to more specialized courses. The course will also highlight how these concepts are applied in current research as well as in our everyday life. Content has been designed to be approachable by students from a diverse set of science and engineering backgrounds.
ContentI- BASICS OF WAVE THEORY
1) General concepts
2) Differential wave Equation
3) Complex formalism
4) Phase
5) Plane waves, spherical waves

II- ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES
1) Maxwell equations
2) Dielectric function
3) Polarisation
4) Polarisation control

III- PROPAGATION OF LIGHT
1) Waves at an interface
2) Dispersion diagram
3) The Fresnel equations
4) Total internal reflection
5) Evanescent waves

IV- INTERFERENCES
1) Interferences
2) Temporal and spatial coherence
3) Diffraction gratings
4) Multi-wave interference
5) Introduction to holography and its applications

V- LIGHT MANIPULATION
1) Optical waveguide
2) Optical cavity
3) Photonic crystals
4) Metamaterials and metasurfaces

VI- INTRODUCTION TO OPTICAL MICROSCOPY
1) Light focusing
2) Direct and Fourier imaging
3) Fluorescence microscopy
4) Nonlinear microscopy
5) Interferential Scattering microscopy
Lecture notesClass notes and handouts
LiteratureOptics (Hecht) - Pearson
Prerequisites / NoticePhysics I, Physics II