Nanophotonics and metamaterials
Radiofrequency systems and devices
2160 Ф
Applied and theoretical physics
Semiconductor physics
Quantum and hybrid materials


Plasmonics studies the physical phenomena that occur when light interacts with metallic or heavily doped semiconductor structures. The natural vibrations of free charge carriers in such structures (plasmons) can interact with an external electromagnetic field. This leads to the appearance of plasmon polaritons - waves whose energy is the sum of the energy of plasmons and the energy of photons. Unlike ordinary electromagnetic waves, plasmon polaritons have strong spatial localization at optical frequencies, which potentially allows the creation of optoelectronic devices, sensors, and subwavelength lasers.

Within the framework of the course, fundamental principles of the interaction of light with plasma oscillations of matter will be considered, methods for describing the plasmonic properties of single metal nanoparticles and their arrays will be described.

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Study program:  
Содержание программы

Part I. Optical properties of metals

  • Maxwell's equations  
  • Drude Model 
  • Interaction of electromagnetic waves with metals  

Part II. Surface plasmon-polaritons

  • Surface plasmon-polaritons 
  • Excitation of surface plasmon-polaritons 
  • Plasmonic waveguides. Bulk plasmon-polaritons  

Part III. Localized surface plasmon resonance

  • Resonances in small metal nanoparticles: quasistatic approximation
  • Fabrication and optical characterization of plasmonic structures  
  • Resonances in small metal nanoparticles: complex shapes and structures  
  • Light scattering on metal nanoparticles: beyond quasistatic approximation  

Part IV. Plasmonics applications

  • Nanoparticle ensembles for light localization and guiding 
  • Plasmonics applications for light emission enhancement  
  • Plasmonics for sensing, nonlinear optics, and optomechanics applications
Список литературы

1. Stratton J. A. Electromagnetic theory. – John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

2. Klimov V. Nanoplasmonics. – Pan Stanford, 2014.

3. Maier S. A. Plasmonics: fundamentals and applications. – Springer Science & Business Media, 2007.

4. Bohren C. F., Huffman D. R. Absorption and scattering of light by small particles. – John Wiley & Sons, 2008.

5. L. Novotny and B. Hecht, Principles of Nano-Optics. Cambridge University Press, 2012.

6. Geddes C. D. (ed.). Reviews in Plasmonics 2010. – New York : Springer, 2012.

Additional Information

In accordance with these lectures online course «Plasmonics: From Fundamentals to Modern Applications» based on edX platform is working.

All students have access to it. This course can be considered as a base for self-education and preparing of the homework. 

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