T1. Basic Concepts. Definition of near- and far-field. Evanescent waves. Optical response of subwavelength structures. Diffraction limit.
T2. Light-matter interaction at the nanoscale. Scattering. Absorption. Extinction. Mie theory.
T3. Fabrication techniques of nanophotonic structures. Top-down (nanolithography, nanoimprint, etc.) and bottom-up (self-assembly) techniques.
T4. Characterization techniques. Near-field optical microscopy (NOM), confocal microscopy, Atomic-force microscopy (AFM).
T5. Plasmonics and Resonant Dielectric Nanoparticles. Surface plasmon resonances (SPRs) and localized surface plasmon resonances (LSPRs): concept and applications. High refractive index dielectric nanoparticles: electric and magnetic response.
T6. Non-linear nanophotonics. Second and third harmonic generation.
T7. Photonic Crystals and Nanostructured Optical Fibers.
T8. Single-photon emitters. Nanoparticles and quantum dots.
T9. Metamaterials. Engineered optical properties, Left-handed materials, artificial magnetism, chirality.
T10. Nanophotonics at the Marketplace. Applications: Sensing, solar energy, biomedical applications , etc.