course: Plasmonics

number:
139950
teaching methods:
lecture
responsible person:
Jun. Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Evgeny Gurevich
lecturer:
Dr. Thibault Derrien (Maschinenbau)
language:
english
HWS:
2
CP:
3
offered in:
winter term

dates

Please look up the dates in the central course catalog.

Exam

Written

Termin wird vom Dozenten bekannt gegeben

Duration: 120min
Exam registration: Directly with the lecturer

goals

Get an intuition and basic knowledge in plasmonics, an active field with applications in electromagnetics, photonics and chemistry.

content

Plasmons are coherent oscillations of electrons happening at the surface and in the volume of materials.

The lecture starts with an introduction of possible applications of plasmonics, and introduces the fundamentals using the classical theory of electromagnetics. Derivation of possible electromagnetic modes at the interface of materials and in nanoparticles will be presented, along with the study of Mie scattering theory. Emphasis will be put on the importance of taking damping into account which is now necessary to progress in this field. An overview of the future of plasmonics, and the link with quantum mechanics will be also mentioned for curiosity.

requirements

none

recommended knowledge

Electrodynamics and basic knowledge about differential equations.

miscellaneous

Block course: 5 days, 6 hours a day Exam: written