18.369 Mathematical Methods in Nanophotonics
High-level approaches to understanding complex optical media, structured on the scale of the wavelength, that are not generally analytically soluable. The basis for understanding optical phenomena such as photonic crystals and band gaps, anomalous diffraction, mechanisms for optical confinement, optical fibers (new and old), nonlinearities, and integrated optical devices. Methods covered include linear algebra and eigensystems for Maxwell's equations, symmetry groups and representation theory, Bloch's theorem, numerical eigensolver methods, time and frequency-domain computation, perturbation theory, and coupled-mode theories.
18.369 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by S. G. Johnson.
Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in 2-135.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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