Course Outline: Metamaterials are artificial materials engineered to have properties that may not be found in nature. They are constituted of elements small in terms of a wavelength realized by conventional materials such as metals or dielectrics, arranged in periodic patterns to obtain a certain average constitutive electric and magnetic parameters. Metasurfaces constitute a class of thin Metamaterials characterized by average boundary conditions. The objective of the course is to give basic background, mathematical and numerical tools, physical insight, and a view on the engineering application at the state of the art about Metamaterial and Metasurfaces at both microwave and optical regimes. The following topics are planned:
1. Introduction and Motivation
2. Maxwell's equations and boundary conditions
3. Polarization and Scattering
4. Electromagnetic Properties of Materials
5. Electromagnetic Properties of Materials (Nonlinear and Anisotropic Materials)
6. Engineered Materials
7. Introduction to Metamaterials
8. Metamaterials Applications
9. Metatronics
10. Periodic Structures and Photonics Crystals
11. Subwavelength Gratings
12. Diffraction gratings
13. Frequency Selective Surface
14. Guided Mode Resonance
15. Surface Wave and Plasmonics
16. Slow Wave
17. Transmission-line model (CRLH Structures)
18. Advanced Topics:
• Absorption
• Perfect Lens
• Metasurface
• Metatronics
• Geraphene Metamaterials
• Nano Antenna
• Silicon Photonics
Course Reference:
1. Metamaterials, N. Engheta
2. Electromagnetic Metamaterials, C. Caloz
3. Electrodynamics of Metamaterials, V. M. Shalaev
4. Metamaterials with Negative Parameters, F. Martin
5. Physics and applications of negative refractive index, J. A. Kong
6. Electromagnetic Band Gap Structures in Antenna Engineering, Y. Rahmat-Samii
7. Advance Engineering Electromagnetics, C. A. Balanis
8. Antenna Theory and Practice, S. A. Schelkunoff
9. Filed Theory of Guided Waves, R. E. Collin
10. Microwave Engineering, D. M. Pozar
Course Instructor: Amir Jafargholi
Course TA:
Course Grading:
Final Test 40%
Homework 30%
Take-home final 30%
Quizzes +2.5%
Seminar +7.5%
Paper +10%
Class Discussion +15%