SK2560 Nanophotonics and Bionanophotonics 7.5 credits

Nanofotonik och bionanofotonik

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

This course has been developed in parallel with the fast-advancing multidisciplinary research and technological developments in the field of nanophotonics and bionanophotonics, and addresses three main areas:

1. Quantum mechanical description of light-matter interaction in nanostructure

  • Localization of photons and electrons
  • Light source and photodetector

2. Nanophotonics

  • Subwavelength light control
  • Numerical simulation of light-matter interaction in nanostructure

3. Nanobiophotonics: Nanotechnology for Biophotonics

  • Ultra-fast, ultra-intensive, ultra-sensitive optical imaging
  • Quantum dots in biosensing, bioimaging, and drug delivery

Intended learning outcomes *

  1. Master quantum mechanical knowledge of electrons and photons in nanostructures such as quantum dots and photonic crystals, fundamental concepts behind nanophotonics.
  2. Understand the science of nanobiophotonics to generate and harness light (photons) to image, detect and manipulate biological materials.
  3. Follow the very front of research and development of nanobiophotonics for optical sensing and diagnostics.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Recommended prerequisites:

SK1102 Classical Physics, or similar course

SI1151 Quantum Physics, or similar course

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Literature

Y. Fu, Physical Models of Semiconductor Quantum Devices, Second edition, Springer, 2014


Lecture notes (including the latest research developments) and handouts.

Documents of Hand in tasks.

Instructions to laboratory experiments.

Course reference book

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • INL1 - Hand-in Tasks, 1.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory Experiments, 2.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written Examination, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

Written exam (TEN1; 4 credits, grading scale A-F)

Hand-in assignments (INL1; 1 credit, grading scale P/F)

Passed lab experiments (LAB1; 2,5 credits, grading scale P/F).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Ying Fu

Further information

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Offered by

SCI/Applied undergraduate Physics

Main field of study *

Engineering Physics

Education cycle *

Second cycle

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Contact

Ying Fu, fu@kth.se

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

the course maybe canceled if there are fewer than five students