Elaborate Course: Micro/Nano-Photonics





I. Course Introduction (including teaching goals and requirements):

The development of micro electronic technique is highly limited by the requirement of miniaturization and integration of electronic device. Although the discovery of optical phenonena in micro/nano scale and the development of micro/nano optical electronic device start relatively late, this new subject has attracted incresing attentions due to the rapid development of optics and micro/nano fabrication technology. Nowadays, plenty of research have been made in this specific field. In this course, we would like to introduce the novel optical phenomena and technologies in micro/nano scale, and discuss the interaction between light and matter in micro/nano scale and its applications in generation, transportation, modulation and detection of light. We will focus on the physical mechanism of micro/nano optical devices and the latest research progress of the micro/nano optics. Topics including optical manipulation, plasmonics, metallic micro/nano structure, near/far field imaging and metasurface will be covered.


II. Teaching Syllabus

Chapter One: Spatial inhomogeneous state of polarization

1.1 Manipulation of light’s polarization

1.2 Generation method of vectorial optical field

1.3 Propagation and focusing properties of vectorial optical field

1.4 Application of vectorial optical field


Chapter Two: Plasmonics

2.1 Surface plasmon resonance

2.2 Surface plasmon polaritons on thin film

2.3 Transmission of localized surface plasmon polaritons

2.4 Manipulation of surface plasmon resonance


Chapter Three: Subwavelength metallic structure

3.1 Optical complex field

3.2 Manipulation of orbital angular momentum of light

3.3 Manipulation of light’s propagation

3.4. Detection of orbital angular momentum of light


Chapter Four: Imaging with high numerical aperture lens

4.1 Equations for Fourier optical imaging

4.2 Low and high numerical aperture imaging

4.3 Richard-Wolf vectorial diffraction theory

4.4 Applications


Chapter Five: Near-field optical microscopy

5.1 Classical imaging: Abbe's theory

5.2 Near-field imaging

5.3 Near-field optical microscopy: fundamental and applications


Chapter Six: Far-field optical characterization

6.1 Classical imaging

6.2 Confocal and multi-photon microscopy

6.3 White light interferometer

6.4 Scatterometer

6.5 Curvature sensing

6.6 Ellipsometer and micro-ellipsometer