FYS-6656 Photonic Materials, 5 cr


Suitable for postgraduate studies.


Laeticia Petit


Toteutuskerta Periodi Vastuuhenkilö Suoritusvaatimukset
FYS-6656 2019-01 3 Laeticia Petit
The requirements for completing the course are described on the General info tab of the implementation round page.The final grade of the course is defined by exercise, laboratory work, presentation and final exam. The presentation is based on a project assignment, which is to be completed as a result of a team work. The numeric assessment is based on weighting the exercise by 33%, laboratory work and presentation by 33% and final exam by 33%. Instructions how to achieve the learning outcomes of the week performance and the project assignment can be found from the Moodle.


The course highlights the important role that materials play in modern photonic technologies. It covers light-matter interactions in disordered (photonic glasses), partially ordered (liquid crystals), and ordered (crystalline) materials, as well as in periodic and nanostructured materials, elaborating on the most important use cases of the different materials classes in photonics. The course includes laboratory experiments. Having completed the course, the student is able to - comprehend the fundamentals of photonic materials and understand their design, fabrication and characterization, and interaction with light. - to identify different classes of photonic materials and describe the working principles of photonic devices based on glassy, liquid-crystalline, crystalline, and periodically ordered materials. The student also has knowledge on plasmonic materials and metamaterials, and the role of nanostructuring on the optical response.


Sisältö Ydinsisältö Täydentävä tietämys Erityistietämys
1. Optical glasses and polymers: Common materials used for photonics, fiber and film   Glass melting process; polymer preparation; fiber drawing; film deposition techniques; characterization techniques   Composition-structure-spectroscopic properties relations; Properties-fiber drawing/film deposition relations 
2. Liquid crystals: common LC phases; light propagation in LCs; LC displays   Polarized optical microscopy; Defects in LCs; LCs in external fields  Structure; phase relations; Liquid crystal polymers; Liquid crystal lasers 
3. Crystalline materials   Fabrication and characterization techniques; Linear and nonlinear optics  Others (ceramics, crystals for lasers¿) 
4. Photonic crystals (1D, 2D, 3D), Metallic optical response  Fabrication processes for layered/periodic photonic materials; Plasmonic sensors   Bioinspired photonics; Metamaterials and metasurfaces 

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The total mark is determined based on a final exam, laboratory works, and the student¿s activity in exercise classes. The relative weights of exam and exercise classes/laboratory work/presentation are 50% and 50%, respectively if the student gets at least 45% at the exam.


Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)


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Päivittäjä: Petit Laeticia, 23.11.2019