Electromagnetics 2021/22

 

 

Curriculum in

ELETTROMAGNETISMO/ELECTROMAGNETISM

 

 

PhD courses

Title:  Analytical Techniques for Wave Phenomena
Instructor: Paolo Burghignoli
Duration: 6 CFU
Period: from 28 September to 28 October 2021

Abstract: The course aims at providing Ph.D. students with analytical tools useful in applied research on general wave phenomena. The unifying theme is that of complex analysis, of which a compact, self-contained introduction is presented. Fundamental techniques for the asymptotic evaluation of integrals are then illustrated, including the Laplace and saddle‐point methods. Applications are focused on the analysis of time‐harmonic waves excited in planar layered structures by canonical sources and on scattering of plane waves from half planes. As concerns the former, different wave species will be defined and physically discussed (space waves, surface waves, leaky waves, lateral waves). As concerns the latter, the Wiener‐Hopf method will be introduced.

 

Title:   Corso di scrittura tecnico-scientifica 
Instructor: Emilio Matricciani (Politecnico di Milano)
Duration: 3 CFU
Period: 8-9 e 15-16 febbraio

Abstract:

1) Il canale di comunicazione. Canali virtuali e canali trasparenti. La comunicazione scritta: linguaggio analogico e digitale, testo e figure, principi generali dell’elaborazione visiva e testuale. Il canale di comunicazione e i disturbi. La qualità del manoscritto tecnico-scientifico.

2) L'eredità dei giganti: l'articolo e le riviste scientifiche. Nascita e sviluppo della scrittura tecnico-scientifica. Evoluzione della struttura canonica. Risultati da vedere: tabelle e figure. Scrittura e creatività. Esempi storici.

3) La pianificazione strategica del manoscritto scientifico. Le tre funzioni del manoscritto. Struttura fondamentale del manoscritto (informativo, persuasivo, motivazionale). Organizzazione e indice del manoscritto. La struttura canonica.

4) Dalla prima versione alla versione definitiva. Revisione del contenuto, dei paragrafi, delle frasi, delle parole. Formule di leggibilità.

5) Scrivere e pubblicare. Scientometria e indici bibliometrici. Riviste scientifiche e revisione di un articolo. Etica e frodi scientifiche.

 

 

Title: Nanophotonics and Plasmonics

Instructor: Concita Sibilia
Duration: 2 CFU
Period: Second semester

The part of seminars related to Nanophotonics aims to introduce to students some exciting concepts that differ from conventional wave optics, with particular emphasis to the role of the evanescent fields in many practical applications, such as near field optical microscopy. The field of plasmonics (interaction of light with electrons in metals) has attracted a great deal of interest over the past two decades, but despite the many fundamental breakthroughs and exciting science it has produced, it is yet to deliver on the applications that were initially targeted as most promising. The seminars proposed examine the primary fundamental hurdles in the physics of plasmons that have been hampering practical applications and highlights some of the promising areas in which the field of plasmonics can realistically deliver.

 

Title:   Basics of Nonlinear Optics
Instructor: Concita Sibilia
Duration: 2 CFU
Period: Second semester

Abstract: 
Nonlinear Optics (NLO) is the study of phenomena that occur as a consequence of the modification of the optical properties of a material system by the presence of light. Basics and more recent applications of NLO to new light sources and devices will be presented in a series of seminars.

 

 

List of useful courses from the Master degree:

 

Title:    Microwaves
Instructors:Marta Cavagnaro, Fabrizio Frezza, Alessandro Galli 
Duration: 9 CFU
Period: First semester

Title:     Artificial materials, metamaterials and plasmonics for electromagnetic applications
Instructors: Fabrizio Frezza
Duration: 6 CFU
Period: First semester

Title:    Molecular dynamics and atomistic simulations
Instructors: Giuseppe Zollo
Duration: 6 CFU
Period: First semester

 

 

Title:    Advanced Electromagnetics and Scattering
Instructors: Fabrizio Frezza
Duration: 6 CFU
Period: Second semester

 

Title:    Laser Fundamentals
Instructors: Concita Sibilia
Duration: 6 CFU
Period: Second semester

Title:    Quantum Information, I e II
Instructor: Fabio Bovino (Leonardo SpA)
Duration: 5+5 CFU
Period: Second semester

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