Some of the most active areas of photonics research and development, both in scientific laboratories and in industrial commercialisation, are in applications related to bio- and nanotechnology. This course provides the underlying fundamentals and understanding of the latest developments in photonics related to medical applications and advanced nano materials and devices.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand the important aspects of optical instrumentation in biology and medicine
- Understand the interaction between light waves and cells and tissues, including imaging, absorption, scattering and fluorescence
- Appreciate some basic design concepts in biomedical instrumentation involving photonics
- Understand the distinctive features of optics in nano-scale structures with sub-wavelength dimensions
- Understand the optical properties of metals and the key concepts of plasmonics
- Be able to model electromagnetic waves in simple nano-structures using appropriate mathematical techniques
- Appreciate the current and proposed technologies in which nano-photonic principals are applied
- Identify the techniques used for the design, fabrication and measurement of nano-photonic structures.
6 quizzes (10%), LO1 - 8
4 assignments (30%), LO 1 - 8
Exam (40%), LO1 - 8
2 essays (20%), one to cover LO1 – 3, and one LO 4 – 8.
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3 contact hours a week plus 7 hours a week of self-study
Requisite and Incompatibility
Lecture notes and select references (eg. Nanophotonics by P. N. Prasad and Introduction to Biophotonics by P. N. Prasad)
Two semesters of university level mathematics for physicists and engineers; two semesters of first year university advanced level physics
Students must be familiar with the basic theory of optics, including
familiarity with Maxwell’s equations and wave concepts.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3852||24 Feb 2020||02 Mar 2020||08 May 2020||05 Jun 2020||In Person||N/A|