Classes
Current Courses :
Recent Courses :
APh 114b 2010
APh 183b 2009


A listing of Classes taught by Dr. Harry
Atwater. Click on the class name to get information
regarding class details
Current Courses :
 Applied
Physics 150 : Introduction to Nanophotonics (Spring 2013)
APh 150 is an introductory survey of nanophotonics topics including
Helmholtz and Maxwell equations, complex dielectric function, propagating
and evanescent fields in complex dielectric media, frequency dispersion
and dispersion relations, spatial dispersion, radiation from dipole and
multipole sources, dipoledipole interactions, optical response of metals
and dielectrics, localized surface plasmons, energy localization and hot
spots, surface plasmon polaritons, phonon polaritons, local
electromagnetic fields near nanostructures, the local density of optical
states, light propagation in periodic and resonant structures: cavities,
photonic crystals, metamaterials and optical antennas; optical resolution,
pointspread function; introductory quantum electrodynamics, Casimir
effect, spontaneous emission, spontaneous scattering, Purcell effect;
computational methods for nanophotonics: finite element integration,
finite difference time domain, boundary element method, rigorous coupled
wave analysis. 
Recent Courses :
 Applied
Physics 114b : Solid State Physics (Winter 2010)
APh 114b is an introductory lecture and problem course
dealing with experimental and theoretical problems in
solidstate physics. Topics for the year include crystal
structure, symmetries in solids, lattice vibrations, electronic
states in solids, transport phenomena, semiconductors,
superconductivity, magnetism, ferroelectricity, defects,
and optical phenomena in solids. APh114b focuses on electronic
and optical properties of solids.
 Applied
Physics 183b : Device Physics (Spring 2009)
APh/EE 183b is an introduction to
the fundamentals of modern electronic and optoelectronic
devices. Topics include pn junctions, bipolar transistors,
fieldeffect transistors, magnetic devices, lightemitting
diodes, lasers, detectors, solar cells, chemical sensors,
and MEMS. Emphasis will be placed on nanostructures and
nanofabrication techniques. Where appropriate, integration
and systemslevel issues will be included.


