Courses in Nanoscience

Courses in Nanoscience in the 28th Jyväskylä Summer School. The University of Jyväskylä reserves the right to make changes to the course programme.

NANO1/PH5: Optomechanics in the quantum regime

Time: 6.-10.08.2018: 12h lectures, 6h demos
Participants: no limits
Lecturer(s): Assoc. Prof. Mika Sillanpää (Aalto University) / Dr. Francesco Massel (University of Jyväskylä) / Dr. Muhammad Asjad (University of Jyväskylä)
Coordinator(s):  Dr. Francesco Massel
Modes of study: 80% lectures attendance, 80% exercise completion.

Credits: 2 ECTS 
Evaluation: Pass/fail

Contents: After an introduction of the theoretical tools required for the description of open quantum systems, this course will provide an overview of the possibilities offered by optomechanical systems in the generation of non-classical states. The general theoretical description of these phenomena is combined with the discussion of some of the recent experimental achievements in the field.

Learning outcomes: Master the basic phenomena and techniques in quantum optomechanics.
Prerequisites: Quantum mechanics, Basic knowledge of second quantization.

NANO2: Nanophotonics: Fluorescence and Plasmon Controlled Fluorescence

Time: 6.-9.08.2018: 12h lectures, 6h training
Participants: unlimited
Lecturer(s): Prof. Dror Fixler (Bar-Ilan University, BINA)
Coordinator: Adjunct Prof. Jussi Toppari
Modes of study: 80% lectures attendance, 80% exercise completion.
Credits: 2 ECTS
Evaluation: Pass/Fail

Contents: During the past 20 years there has been a remarkable growth in the use of fluorescence in the biological sciences. Fluorescence spectroscopy and time-resolved fluorescence are considered to be primarily research tools in biochemistry and biophysics. This emphasis has changed, and the use of fluorescence has expanded. Fluorescence is now a dominant methodology used extensively in biotechnology, flow cytometry, medical diagnostics, DNA sequencing, forensics, and genetic analysis, to name a few. The lectures will deal with basics of steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy, instrumentation and data analysis. They will cover time-domain and frequency-domain measurements, anisotropy, quenching and Förster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET). Next, the lectures cover advanced time-resolved fluorescence topics and data analysis. Applications of fluorescence in biophysics, sensing, plasmon-controlled fluorescence or material science are presented along with an introduction to fluorescence microscopy.

Prerequisites: Electromagnetic Fields; Introduction to Optics