Nanophotonic Modeling

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  • 5 Sequences
  • Advanced Level
  • Starts on February 12, 2023
  • Ends on March 26, 2023

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Syllabus

Week 1: Photonic Bandstructures

  • Bloch Theorem
  • 1D Bandstructures
  • 2D Bandstructures
  • Photonic Crystals

Week 2: Photonic Bandstructures (continued)

  • Photonic Crystals
  • Photonic Bandstructure
  • Simulation using MIT Photonic Bands (MPB)

Week 3: Transfer Matrices

  • Ray Optical Matrices
  • Wave Optics Transfer Matrices
  • Wave Optics S-Matrices
  • Photonic Simulations
  • CAMFR
  • Metasurfaces

Week 4: Time-Domain Simulations

  • Finite Difference Time Domain Method
  • MEEP: An FDTD Solver
  • Light Trapping in Photovoltaics
  • Using MEEP
  • MEEP Resonators
  • MEEP: Photonic Bandstructures
  • FDTD Validation Against Experiment
  • Local Density of States

Week 5: Finite-Element Methods

  • Simulating Bandstructures in FDTD
  • Beam Propagation Method
  • Finite Element Method (FEM)
  • An FEM Waveguide Mode Solver
  • Thermal Transport
  • FEM Modeling
  • Blackbody Radiation

Prerequisite

  • This course is intended for audiences with a background in the physical sciences or engineering.
  • Basic familiarity with the principles of Maxwell's equations, covered in a first year class on physics, is needed.
  • Some working knowledge of integral and vector calculus, as well as basic linear algebra, is assumed.
  • Prior experience with basic programming techniques and algorithms is useful but not strictly required; pointers to web-based resources covering these background topics will be available.

Instructors

Peter Bermel
Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Purdue University

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Purdue University is a public university located in West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA.

It was founded on 6 May 1869 and in 2012 had over 39,000 students. It is known as the "Cradle of Astronauts" for having trained twenty-two future astronauts, including Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan. Many of the CEOs of Forbes 500 companies also graduated from Purdue University.

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