IO3001 Advanced Materials and Processing Technologies for Photonics 10.5 credits

Avancerade material och processteknik för fotonik

  • Educational level

    Third cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

  • Subject area

  • Grade scale

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

·        To understand the properties of materials and associated technologies and make judicious choice of the appropriate material/technology for a given application

·        To have a grasp of the state-of-the-art materials and technologies relevant for current and emerging topics in optics and photonics

Course main content

The theme of the course is on materials for optics and photonics covering relevant material properties and technologies. Photonics has fundamentally influenced the way we live, with a wide range of applications examples of which include lighting, displays, optical communications, sensing, security, biology and health-care, and renewable energy (to name a few). However compared to electronics, in particular Si-technology, the scenario is rather complex with photonics. Owing to the variety of wavelength specific applications - from deep UV to far-infra red - as commonly identified in “photonics”, it is nearly impossible to identify one or even limited number of materials/technology with photonics. More often than not, a given requirement/need implies specific physical properties and hence the associated “material” and the “material specific” technologies. Besides new concepts such as photonic crystals, metal optics, meta-materials, and nanostructured optical media have emerged together with advances in nanofabrication. Thus a reasonable appreciation of optics and photonics requires a good understanding of materials (“Materials Matter”) - their optical properties and the fabrication technologies. Keeping this in view the course aims to cover relevant photonic materials and process technologies. A detailed and in-depth description of each of the materials is virtually impossible in a single course, but for some selected topics there are separate courses in the program. 

Photonic glasses, optical fibres and speciality fibres, meta-materials, nanostructured materials including photonic crystals, non-linear materials, magneto-optical materials, low-dimensional semiconductors, state-of-the-art processing techniques, esp. nano and micro-fabrication, optoelectronic device technology, planar light wave circuits, technology for metal optics, organic materials, emerging photonic integration –materials and technologies.


24 x 2 lectures

Discussion sessions (at least 80% attendance) also will be a basis of evaluation

Student seminars (targeted to enlarge the scope of the lecture-topic) - compulsory and will form the basis of evaluation.

Student driven lab sessions



Lecture notes, review articles and/or selected key references


Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics


Docent Srinivasan Anand,, telefon: +46-8-790 4382


Anand Srinivasan <>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2010.