227-0110-00L  Advanced Electromagnetic Waves

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersP. Leuchtmann
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentThis course has been moved from the spring to the fall semester for the academic year of 2016/17. It will therefore not take place in spring 2017.


AbstractThis course provides advanced knowledge of electromagnetic waves in linear materials including negative index and other non classical materials.
ObjectiveThe behavior of electromagnetic waves both in free space and in selected environments including stratified media, material interfaces and waveguides is understood. Material models in the time harmonic regime including negative index and plasmonic materials are clarified.
ContentDescription of generic time harmonic electromagnetic fields; the role of the material in Maxwell's equations; energy transport and power loss mechanism; EM-waves in homogeneous space: ordinary and evanescent plane waves, cylindrical and spherical waves, "complex origin"-waves and beams; EM-waves in stratified media; generic guiding mechanism for EM waves; classical wave guides, dielectric wave guides.
Lecture notesA skript including animated wave representations is provided in electronic form.
LiteratureSee literature list in the script.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe lecture is taught in German while both the script and the viewgraphs are in English.