Introduction to Plasmonics

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Number: 151-0911-00L

Syllabus: protected page2020

Instructor: Prof. David J. Norris, LEE P 210, 

Teaching Assistant: Ms. Carin Lightner, LEE P 220,

Class Webpage:


Wed. 16:00-18:00, online
(Zoom Meeting ID: 952 7724 8985; For password: contact Prof. Norris)


Thurs. 9:00-10:00, online
(Zoom Meeting ID: 935 1782 7963; For password: contact Prof. Norris)

Course Description: This  course  provides  fundamental  knowledge of surface plasmons and discusses their applications in the field of plasmonics.

Textbook: "lntroduction to Electrodynamics," 2nd Edition (or later) by David J. Griffiths (Prentice Hall, New Jersey, © 1989).

Prerequisites: Physics I, Physics II

Course Objectives: Electromagnetic oscillations known as surface plasmons have many unique properties that are useful across a broad set of applications in biology, chemistry, physics, and optics. The field of plasmonics has arisen to understand the behavior of surface plasmons and to develop applications in areas such as catalysis, imaging, photovoltaics, and sensing. In particular, metallic nanoparticles and patterned metallic interfaces have been developed to utilize plasmonic resonances. The aim of this course is to provide the basic knowledge to understand and apply the principles of plasmonics. The course will strive to be approachable to students from a diver se set of science and engineering backgrounds.

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