This 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.
This course provides advanced knowledge of electromagnetic waves in linear materials including negative index and other non classical materials.
The 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.
Description 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.
A skript including animated wave representations is provided in electronic form.
See literature list in the script.
Prerequisites / Notice
The lecture is taught in German while both the script and the viewgraphs are in English.
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)