18.369[J] Mathematical Methods in Nanophotonics

Class Info

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.

This class has 18.305 as a prerequisite.

18.369[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by S. G. Johnson.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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