### Courses

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**Anouncements:**

**UNDERGRADUATE COURSES:**

The course consists of: 4h/week theory, 2h/week labwork (1st semester, 6 ECTS units)

The course consists of: 4h/week theory, 2h/week labwork (1st semester, 6 ECTS units)

quantum theory of light

discrete nature of matter

material waves

quantum mechanics in one dimension

tunneling effects

quantum mechanics in three dimensions

atomic structure

Additional material: complex numbers

The course consists of: 4h/week theory (4th semester, 4 ECTS units)

Optical

The course consists of: 4h/week theory (3th semester, 4 ECTS units)

Ch1

Ch2

The course consists of: 4h/week theory (9th semester, 4 ECTS units)

Lecture notes

Sample questions

Master lecture slides

The course consists of: 3h/week theory (9th semester elective, 3 ECTS units)

#### Computers I

**Course description:**Introduction to programming with Fortran. Variables and arithmetic expressions, input/output. Flow control, loop structures. Arrays. Subroutines, functions.**Course material:**Lecture slides etcThe course consists of: 4h/week theory, 2h/week labwork (1st semester, 6 ECTS units)

#### Computers II

**Course description:**Programming with C++. Variables and arithmetic expressions, input/output, flow control, loop structures, arrays. Functions, structures, classes.**Course material:**Lecture slides etcThe course consists of: 4h/week theory, 2h/week labwork (1st semester, 6 ECTS units)

#### Quantum Theory of Matter

**Course description:**Quantum theory of light: black-body radiation, photoelectric effect, Compton scattering. Discrete nature of matter: atomic structure, Bohr atom, atomic spectra. Material waves: de Broglie wave, Heisenberg uncertainty principle, particle-wave duality. Quantum mechanics in 1D: wavefunction, operators, Schrodinger equation. Simple solutions: particle in an infinite quantum well, particle in a finite quantum well, quantum oscillator. Quantum mechanics in 3D: particle in a 3D quantum well, central forces and angular momentum, hydrogen atom. Atomic structure: angular magnetic moments, Zeeman effect, electron spin, spin-orbit coupling, magnetic structure.**Course material:**Lecture slidesquantum theory of light

discrete nature of matter

material waves

quantum mechanics in one dimension

tunneling effects

quantum mechanics in three dimensions

atomic structure

Additional material: complex numbers

The course consists of: 4h/week theory (4th semester, 4 ECTS units)

#### Electric, Magnetic and Optical Properties of Materials

**Course description:****Course material:**Lecture slidesOptical

The course consists of: 4h/week theory (3th semester, 4 ECTS units)

#### Semiconducting and Insulating Materials

**Course description:****Course material:**Lecture slidesCh1

Ch2

The course consists of: 4h/week theory (9th semester, 4 ECTS units)

#### Photonic Materials

**Anouncement: The project presentation session will be on Friday March 7th, 3pm at the Computer Room (P2)****Course description:**Electromagnetic theory: Maxwell's equations, constitutive relations. Light propagation in materials: dielectric function, dispersion and absorption, Drude-Lorentz model. Waves on an interface, reflection and refraction. Thin films, optical characterization, antireflection coatings. Dielectric mirrors (Bragg), photonic band structure, photonic cavities, vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL). Photonic crystals, band structure, waveguides and cavities in two and three dimensions. Photon confinement: waveguides and optical fibers. Semiconductors: electronic structure, optical properties, materials systems. Quantum confinement: wells, wires and dots. Structure and materials in light emitting diodes (LED) and laser diodes (LD). Metals: optical response and properties, surface Plasmon polaritons, metallic nanoparticles and localized surface plasmons, plasmonic applications. Devices for absorbing and detecting light: photovoltaic cells, photodetectors.**Course material:**Lecture notes

Sample questions

Master lecture slides

The course consists of: 3h/week theory (9th semester elective, 3 ECTS units)

**GRADUATE COURSES:**

Lecture slides Y4

Lab exercise 1: 1D FDTD

Lab exercise 2: 1D FDTD input

Lab exercise 2: 1D FDTD makerun

Lecture slides E11

Lab exercise slides E11

Lecture: Plasmonics

Lecture: Graphene

Lecture: Graphene

Lecture: Free electrons in metals

Lecture: Harmonic lattice theory

#### ADVANCED MATERIALS

**Course material:****Y4:**Lecture slides Y4

Lab exercise 1: 1D FDTD

Lab exercise 2: 1D FDTD input

Lab exercise 2: 1D FDTD makerun

**E11:**Lecture slides E11

Lab exercise slides E11

**E1:**Lecture: Plasmonics

Lecture: Graphene

#### CHEMISTRY AND TECHNOLOGY OF MATERIALS

**Course material:**Lecture: Graphene

Lecture: Free electrons in metals

Lecture: Harmonic lattice theory