Master

Nanophotonics and Metamaterials

The program «Nanophotonics and Metamaterials» is aimed at preparing highly qualified world-level researchers.

The students are deeply involved in scientific work during their education, which enables them not only to use the acquired knowledge, but also to gain real work experience in the advanced areas of modern science. Our students participate in international projects, work with high-tech equipment, publish articles in top-rated journals indexed in WoS and Scopus, speak at Russian and international conferences and seminars, organize international scientific schools and workshops. At the Department, open scientific seminars are held weekly, featuring invited Russian and foreign scientists: they are dedicated to relevant problems in theoretical physics, optics and radiophysics.

Program Curriculum
Here, you can find a detailed schedule for every semester, syllabi, exam requirements and information about the lecturers.
Theoretical module
Experimental module

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Fundamental module
Theoretical module
Experimental module
Scientific work and internship
General education module
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Program description
Master’s program includes both general professional courses and special subjects that are studied at the two educational tracks: theoretical nanophotonics and experimental nanophotonics.

Master’s program includes both general professional courses and special subjects that are studied at the two educational tracks: theoretical nanophotonics and experimental nanophotonics.

1
semester

In the first semester, Master’s students study basic general professional courses that are not separated into tracks. At the beginning of the first semester, Master’s students choose their supervisors, and from the first weeks of study, they are involved in scientific work. It is possible to start research even before admission, within the framework of summer internships. From the first weeks of study on the program, students become actual researchers of the Department’s laboratory, with the opportunity of official employment and salary in addition to the student allowance. The lecturers are interested in the success and high-quality training of students because they work together on solving relevant scientific problems and are colleagues.

2
semester

From the second semester, students choose a track and study both general and special courses within the selected track. At the same time, Master’s students always have the opportunity to attend courses from a different track and, if desired, can pass an exam on them. The curriculum is designed so that students have a special day for scientific work every week.

 

3
semester

Despite the formal names of the “theoretical” and “experimental” tracks, each Master’s student learns the basics of analytical, numerical and experimental research methods, which is necessary for the successful development of a modern scientist. The detailed description of courses and their schedule for different semesters and tracks are available in the table below. In addition, sometimes the educational program includes short-term intensive courses by internationally acclaimed visiting professors.

Интенсивы нанофотоника и метаматериалы
Intensive Courses
Intensive courses are short concentrated courses from invited lecturers. This form of education allows gaining the experience of interaction with experts that cannot teach at the program on a regular basis, but whose qualification and knowledge are crucial for the development of our students.
Introduction to Many Body Quantum Theory
Lecturer

Dr. Eros Mariani, Professor at University of Exeter

Semester
3rd semester
Eros Mariani, профессор University of Exeter
Starting with the secondary quantization formalism, this module uses complex methods (Green’s functions, Feynman diagrams and relativistic and non-relativistic quantum field theories) for the analysis of different phenomena that are formed as a result of interactions in many body quantum systems. Among the themes are bosons and fermions, the Hartree-Fock method, Bogolyubov's microscopic theory of superfluidity, spontaneous symmetry breaking and BCS theory of superconductivity. This module aims to present the basiсs of many body quantum theory both from technical and physical points of view. Although many examples are taken from condensed matter physics, analogies between them and high energy physics will be also underlined and illustrated.
Method of the multipole analysis in optics of nanostructures
Lecturer

Dr. Andrey Evlyukhin, PhD, Senior Researcher at Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

Semester
2nd semester
Within the framework of this intensive course, Green’s function method for solving Maxwell’s equations, multipole expansion in the problems of light scattering by nanostructures, multipole analysis of optical properties of nanoparticle arrays, surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) as a source of radiation in nanostructures, and examples of multipole analysis in nanostructure optics are considered.
Ultrafast tools of phonon physics
Lecturer

Dr. Alexey Scherbakov, PhD, Researcher at TU Dortmund, Senior researcher at Ferroics Physics Laboratory of the Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).

Semester
2nd semester
Алексей Щербаков, кандидат физико-математических наук, исследователь TU Dortmund, старший научный сотрудник лаборатории физики ферроиков Физико-технического института имени А.Ф. Иоффе РАН

This intensive course is a part of the main course Experimental Methods of Nanophotonics (lecturer Anton Samusev) and gives a short review of selected experimental methods of phonon physics. This area of solid state physics is focused on high-frequency lattice vibrations: their spectra, excitation, propagation, detection, coherent and thermal effects, interaction with other elementary excitations and their role in various transition processes. This area includes a wide range of experimental techniques: from basic measurements of thermal conductivity to time-resolved X-ray images. Within this intensive course, a limited number of these methods are explored, namely, ultrafast optical methods, which allow observing the dynamics of coherent phonons and related processes on a nanoscale level in time domain.

Internships
We offer opportunities and support students to undertake internships in the leading research groups of Europe, USA and Australia. Students do internships in partner universities: University of Rome Tor Vergata, Aix-Marseille University, University of Iceland, University of Texas at Dallas, Australian National University, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Tel Aviv University.

We offer opportunities and support students to undertake internships in the leading research groups of Europe, USA and Australia. Students do internships in partner universities: University of Rome Tor Vergata, Aix-Marseille University, University of Iceland, University of Texas at Dallas, Australian National University, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Tel Aviv University.

Контактное лицо
Prithu Roy
Fresnel Institute, Aix-Marseille University
Задача

studying the work of plasmonic nanostructures

Three-month internship at Fresnel Institute, Aix-Marseille University, in 2020

Sergey Lepeshov

Two-month internship at Australian National University (ANU) in 2018

Задача

numerical study of near-field effects in dimers, trimers, quadrimers and metasurfaces composed of high-index dielectric particles

Two-month internship at Australian National University (ANU) in 2018
Alumni
Most graduates of the program continue their career, both in the scientific groups of the Department of Physics and Engineering and in other research centers of Europe, Russia, Australia and USA. The first students of this program have defended their PhD theses in 2020.

Most graduates of the program continue their career, both in the scientific groups of the Department of Physics and Engineering and in other research centers of Europe, Russia, Australia and USA. The first students of this program have defended their PhD theses in 2020.

Artem Larin (2019)
Позиция
PhD student at the Department of Physics and Engineering
Тематика

Metal-dielectric nanosponges for generation of broadband emission

Mark Liubarov (2019)
Позиция
PhD student at Technion, Israel
Тематика

Theory of two-photon states in systems with dissipative and spatially modulated nonlinearity

Georgiy Zograf ()
Позиция
PhD student at the Department of Physics and Engineering
Тематика

Optical heating and local thermometry with resonant silicon nanoparticles

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