MSE1035H S1 Optical and Photonic Materials

Optical and photonic materials play a central role in a variety of application fields including telecommunications, metrology, manufacturing, medical surgery, computing, spectroscopy, holography, chemical synthesis, and robotics – to name a few. The properties of light and its interaction with matter lie at the heart of this ever-expanding list of applications.  The syllabus comprises the nature of light, wave motion, lasers, interference, coherence, fibre optics, diffraction, polarized light, photonic crystals, metamaterials, plasmonic materials, and practical design applications.

Minimum Enrollment: 5
Exclusion: MSE435; MSE1039
Max Enrollment:  15
Prerequisite:  Mathematics:  Calculus, differential equations, matrix algebra, complex numbers; Physics:  Introductory physics, materials science
Course Texts:

  • Introduction to Optics, F.L. Pedrotti, L.M. Pedrotti and L.S. Pedrotti, 3rd Edition, (Reissued by Cambridge University Press 2018, previously published by Pearson)
  • Optical Properties of Solids, M. Fox, 2nd Edition, Oxford
  • Optics, E. Hecht, 5th Edition, Pearson
  • Optoelectronics & Photonics: Principles & Practices, S. O. Kasap, 2nd Edition, Pearson