CONTENTS OF THE SUBJECT
1.- Review of some fundamental concepts.
1.1 Electron and photon as quantum particles: similarities and differences.
1.2 Uncertainty principle: practical implications
1.3 Top-down and bottom-up approaches to nanoelectronics and nanophotonics.
2.1 Free electrons, confined electrons and electrons in periodic potential fields. Tunnel Junctions and applications.
2.2 Coulomb Blockade and the single-electron transistor.
2.3 Semiconductor quantum wells, quantum wires and quantum dots.
2.4 Nanowires, ballistic transport and Spin transport.
2.5 Examples of nanolectronic devices and applications
3.1 Far-field, near-field, diffraction limit and evanescence waves.
3.2 Mie Theory.
3.3 Plasmonics and dielectric resonant nanoparticles.
3.4 Photonic crystals and nanostructured optical fibers.
3.5 Quantum dots and nanoparticles. Single photon emission.
3.6 Metamaterials: engineering the optical properties of materials.
3.7 Examples of nanophotonic devices and applications