Solid-state Optics and Nanophotonics

Solid-State Optics and Nanophotonics

The solid-state optics and nanophotonics study line focuses on engineering of light propagation and interactions between light and matter including applications to the design and fabrication of photonic devices, photonic crystals and photonic metasurfaces. The applications are within optical solid state devices, nanophotonic devices, sensing and biomedicine. The area covers theory and simulations, fabrication, and characterization. Topics include lasers, microstructured fibers, photonic crystals, quantum photonics, terahertz radiation, plasmonics, and biosensing.

General Competence Courses

A. General engineering competences

As described in the curriculum for the main program

B. Experimental courses

5 ECTS points among the following courses must be chosen (surplus points count as elective courses):

10855 Advanced fabrication of micro- and nanostructures 10 point Autumn E2 (Mon 13-17, Thurs 8-12) and Autumn E5 (Wed 8-17)
34553 Applied photovoltaics 5 point June

C. Numerical courses

5 ECTS points among the following courses must be chosen (surplus points count as elective courses):

10350 Numerical studies in physics 5 point January
34053 Numerical methods in photonics 5 point Spring F2A (Mon 13-17)

D. Theoretical courses

10 ECTS points among the following courses must be chosen (surplus points count as elective courses):

10380 Quantum Optics 10 point Autumn E4 (Tues 13-17, Fri 8-12)
34032 Optical properties of solids 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)

Technological specialization (30 ECTS)

You should choose 30 ECTS among the following courses (surplus points count as elective courses):

22511 Biomedical optics 5 point Autumn E4A (Tues 13-17)
22512 Optical biosensors 5 point Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12)
34034 Lasers and photonic systems 5 point Autumn E1A (Mon 8-12)
34042 Quantum photonic communication 5 point Autumn E5A (Wed 8-12)
34051 Nanophotonics 10 point Spring F1 (Mon 8-12, Thurs 13-17)
34052 Nonlinear optics 10 point Autumn E3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17)
34153 Physical concepts in optical communication 5 point Spring F3A (Tues 8-12) and Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
34269 Computational imaging and spectroscopy 5 point July
34430 Introduction to biophotonics 5 point Spring F5A (Wed 8-12)
34540 Light emitting diodes and photovoltaics for energy applications 5 point Autumn E2A (Mon 13-17)
34552 Photovoltaic systems 5 point Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)