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Jun.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Weiss

4th Physics Institute
Room 4-557
+49 711 685 69847

Office hours by arrangement

Micro- and Nanophotonics


  • Please register for the course in ILIAS. Please contact Thomas Weiss if you need the password.


Owing to the advances in fabrication technologies, classical optics has developed tremendously in recent years. New research areas dealing with structure sizes in the same order of magnitude or smaller than the wavelength of light have been established. This implies structure sizes in the range of micro- to nanometers in the optical domain. In this lecture, the most important advances in this field will be presented with focus on the theoretical background, starting from the well-established Mie-theory and going to state-of-the-art research, such as plasmonics and metamaterials.

The lecture is a special lecture for the module "Advanced Optics". It will be given in English.


Tuesday14:00 - 15:30Room 4.342, Pfaffenwaldring 57


  • C.F. Bohren and D.R. Huffman: "Absorption and scattering of light by small particles" (Wiley)
  • K. Sakoda: "Optical properties of photonic crystals" (Springer)
  • S.A. Maier: "Plasmonics – Fundamentals and Applications" (Springer)


  • Scattering of light at small obstacles
  • Plasmonics
  • Photonic crystals
  • Metamaterials
  • Transformation optics