E280D: Optical Properties of Materials

This course provides an overview of the fundamental physics, processing and device applications of optical materials, including conventional and van der Waals semiconductors, plasmonic materials, metamaterials, etc. The course is designed to give students an introduction of the recent developments in the fields of optical materials and nanophotonics; including light-matter interactions, plasmonic materials and their applications, as well as metamaterials: negative refraction, super-resolution imaging and optical invisibility.