SK3560 Nanophotonics and Bionanophotonics 7.5 credits

Nanofotonik och bionanofotonik

  • Educational level

    Third cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

  • Subject area

  • Grade scale

Information for research students about course offerings

The course starts on Mon 23 mar 10:00-12:00 Room: FA31

Intended learning outcomes

  • Master quantum mechanical knowledge of electrons and photons in nanostructures such as quantum dots and photonic crystals, fundamental concepts behind nanophotonics
  • Understand the science of nanobiophotonics to generate and harness light (photons) to image, detect and manipulate biological materials
  • Follow the very front of research and development of nanobiophotonics for optical sensing and diagnostics
  • Extend and expand the knowledge and ability of theoretical analysis for the PhD student in the context of the PhD student's own study and research activities

Course main content

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


Admitted to PhD education

Recommended prerequisites:

SK1102 Classical Physics 12.0 credits, or equivalent knowledge

SI1151 Quantum Physics 6.0 credits, or equivalent knowledge


Y. Fu, Physical Models of Semiconductor Quantum Devices, Second edition, Springer 2013

Lecture notes (including the latest research developments) and handouts

Documents of Hand in tasks

Instructions to laboratory experiments

Couse reference book

Y. Fu, Physical Models of Semiconductor Quantum Devices, Second edition, Spinger, 2013


Requirements for final grade

Course examination through:

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

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

3. written exam (TEN1; 4 credits, grading scale P/F), alternatively an extended report for Lab 2, alternatively an oral presentation of the course contents in the context of PhD student’s own study and research activities.

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics


Ying Fu (


Ying Fu <>


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2014.