CSE News and Announcements

Dec 05, 2005
EECS 598-002: Nanophotonics and Nanofabrication    Bookmark and Share
Term: Winter 2006
Instructor: P.C. Ku, 2417G EECS, (734) 764-7134, peicheng@umich.edu
Lectures: TTh: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Room: 3433 EECS
Office hours: TTh 3:45 pm - 5 pm or by appointment.
Grading (4 credit hours): Homework (5-6 times; 50%) and term paper (50%).
Prerequisites: EECS 334 or EECS 423 or EECS 434 or Graduate Standing

Sure you know iPod gets nano! But do you know that photonics gets nano-er? We will review key topics in nano-photonics as well as the enabling fabrication technologies including both top-down and bottom-up approaches. It is an all-encompassing field that has applications in a diverse range of fields from information technology, IC manufacturing, material science, to life science and health care. Whether you are a serious researcher or simply would like to know why the sky is blue or the sunset is red, we welcome you!

Miniaturization (aka Moore’s Laws) is one of the key driving forces contributing to the growth and prosperity of the "silicon era" in the past few decades. Shrinking the device feature size not only allows us to pack more transistors in one chip but also lowers the power consumption and improves the overall performance. With the device feature reaching the "nano" scale, device interface, surface, size and defects all become important and new physics can be observed. Some of these pose great challenges for us in keeping up with the Moore’s Laws but some can become advantages for novel devices that were not achievable in the "pre-nano" era. One example is the laser diode which has been widely used in our daily life in CD/DVD players, internets, supermarket barcode scanners and etc. A laser diode converts the electrical current into a coherent light ray by recombining the electrons and holes in a nano-scale active region in which the energy states are quantized. Without the "nano" active region, a laser diode would not be efficient enough to be practical.

In this course, we will review key topics in nano-photonics and the related nano-fabrication technologies. Nano-photonics is the topic that studies either the photonics in nanoscale structures or the use of photonics in them. It has impacts on a range of fields from information technology, IC manufacturing, material science to health care. We plan to discuss the following topics.

A. Overview
1. Is nano a hype or the future?
B. Nano-photonics
1. Basics (basic properties of light and concepts of photons)
2. Scaling in optics
3. Light-matter interaction
4. Dielectric optics
i. Dispersion engineering (guiding, slow light, fast light, …)
ii. Photonic crystals
5. Metal optics (plasmonics)
C. Nano-fabrication
1. Overview. How do we put the right material at the right place with the right size and shape?
2. Top-down approach
i. Patterning (litho/etch)
ii. Thin-film (deposition, damascene)
3. Bottom-up approach
i. self-assembly and chemical synthesis
D. Student term paper presentation
EECS News by Topic
EECS News by Faculty Name
CSE in the News 
04/17/14 Heartbleed Software Snafu: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
04/17/14 New York Times: Study Finds No Evidence of Heartbleed Attacks Before the Bug Was E...
04/15/14 Michigan Daily: Internet security flaw left University sites vulnerable
04/15/14 Researchers find thousands of potential targets for Heartbleed OpenSSL bug
04/15/14 Hacker From China Wastes Little Time in Exploiting Heartbleed
04/15/14 Heartbleed Hackers Steal Encryption Keys in Threat Test

CSE Research News 
04/17/14 Halderman and Lafortune Join TerraSwarm Research Center
04/07/14 Michael Lewis says the market is rigged. But his Flash Boys rigged themselves.
04/01/14 Researchers Win Best Paper Award at ISPASS 2014
04/01/14 Technological Singularity Passes, Unnoticed Until Now
03/05/14 Michael Wellman Recognized with ACM/SIGAI Autonomous Agents Research Award
02/21/14 New Center Develops Technologies to Help Youths with Disabilities

CSE News 
04/11/14 Hands-On Robotics (video)
03/26/14 CSE Connects at SXSW 2014
03/24/14 Prospective Grad Students Visit, Learn About CSE
03/13/14 CSE Connects at Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing
02/03/14 Karem Sakallah Continues Commitment to Qatar Computing Research Institute
01/30/14 State Farm Gift Supports Student Projects Lab

CSE Faculty and Staff Awards 
04/03/14 Noble and Wilson Named as Learning Analytics Fellows
03/26/14 Kevin Fu Selected for World Economic Forum Young Scientist Award
02/25/14 Narayanasamy and Olson Named Morris Wellman Faculty Development Professors
02/07/14 Daniel Atkins Elected to National Academy of Engineering
01/24/14 2014 EECS Outstanding Achievement Awards
01/23/14 Four CSE Faculty Selected for College of Engineering Awards

CSE Student News and Awards 
04/24/14 CS Students Win at Mobile Apps Challenge
04/24/14 Students Build Apps for Grace
04/23/14 EECS Students Attend National NSBE Convention - Come Back Psyched
04/22/14 gEECS Hosts High School Students at {Girls Code}
04/18/14 Jill Bender Chosen for CoE Distinguished Leadership Award
04/16/14 SWE Hosts G.R.E.A.T. Day for Girls

CSE Alumni News 
03/07/14 Alumni Spotlight-Dawson Yee: Kinect-ing Xbox to the World
03/03/14 CSE Alum Dongyoon Lee Selected for ProQuest Dissertation Award
12/20/13 Hector J. Garcia Selected for Bouchet Graduate Honor Society
11/12/13 CSE Alumna Mona Attariyan Selected for Ritchie Disseration Award
07/23/13 Tony Fadell: From Apple to Nest Labs, Always a Designer
06/26/13 Computer Engineering Alum Marius Eriksen Featured in Wired

CSE Course Announcements 
04/09/14 Fall 2014: Hands-On Robotics
04/03/14 Fall 2014: EECS 598-002 Power Semiconductor Devices
04/03/14 Fall 2014: EECS 598-001 Analysis of Electric Power Distribution Systems and Loads
03/20/14 Fall 2014: Applied matrix algorithms for signal processing, data analysis and mach...
11/26/13 Winter 2014: EECS 498-003 Multidisciplinary Capstone (MDE) Design Pilot
11/06/13 Winter 2014: EECS 598-007 Infrastructure for Vehicle Electrification

Add News Item     Update News Items