SolidState and Soft Matter Photonics
Spring 2020

 Instructor


 Subjects to discuss (Online Zoom lecture)
 May 13: Introduction
 May 20: Maxwell's field equations, Poynting's theorem and energy and power relations
 May 27: Complex Maxwell's equations and Poynting's theorem
 June 03: Optical responses in crystals I  Dispersion relation and an oscillator model I 
 June 10: Optical responses in crystals II  Dispersion relation and an oscillator model II 
 June 17: Optical responses in crystals III  Semiclassical model of optical transitions in an atom 
 June 24: Optical responses in crystals IV  Semiclassical model of optical transitions in an atom, Optical Stark effect 
 July 01: Coupling of modes I  Positive frequency amplitudes, a single resonator with input wave and quality factors 
 July 08: Coupling of modes II  Coupling between two resonators 
 July 15: Coupling of modes III  Coupling of modes in space 
 July 22: Scattering and transfer matrix formalism I
 July 29: Scattering and transfer matrix formalism II
 August 05: Optical properties of periodic layered and photonic crystal band structures I  FloquetBloch theorem and group/energy velocities 
 August 12: Optical properties of periodic layered and photonic crystal band structures II  Bloch waves and photonic bands in 1D, 2D and 3D 
 August 26: Optical properties of periodic layered and photonic crystal band structures III  Physical properties of a transfer ABCD matrix and 2D/3D photonic bandgaps 
 September 02: Final takehome exam due
 Lecture notes
 lecture_note #1 (pdf, 1.8M)
 lecture_note #2 (pdf, 2.1M)
 lecture_note #3 (pdf, 1.7M)
 lecture_note #4 (pdf, 1.3M)
 lecture_note #5 (pdf, 1.6M)
 lecture_note #6 (pdf, 2.1M)
 lecture_note #7 (pdf, 1.8M)
 lecture_note #8 (pdf, 1.7M)
 lecture_note #9 (pdf, 824k))
 lecture_note #10 (pdf, 2.2M))
 lecture_note #11 (revised) (pdf, 3.3M))
 lecture_note #12 (pdf, 11.5M))
 derivations (revised version) (pdf, 337k)
 Problem Sets
 problem set#1 (pdf, 20k: due June 03, 2020)
 problem set#2 (pdf, 24k: due July 01, 2020)
 problem set#3 (pdf, 20k: due July 15, 2020)
 problem set#4 (revised version) (pdf, 18k: due July 29, 2020)
 problem set#5 (pdf, 25k: due August 12, 2020)
 Solutions

 Finalexam
 Text books and references
 H. A. Haus, "Electromagnetic Noise and Quantum Optical Measurements," (Springer, 2000)
 H. A. Haus, "Waves and Fields in Optoelectronics," (PrenticeHall, 1984)
 A. Yariv and P. Yeh, "Photonics," 6th ed., (Oxford, 2007)
 A. Yariv and P. Yeh, "Optical Waves in Crystals," (Wiley, 2002)