Electromagnetic analysis of guided-wave optical devices and systems, including transmission properties of optical fibers, photonic crystal waveguides, grating structures, and coupled-wave components; soliton propagation in fibers; Erbium-doped and Raman fiber amplifiers; semiconductor light sources and photodetectors; wavelength-division multiplexed systems.
Photonic technology has grown enormously in applications and sophistication during the past decade. This course provides the essential knowledge needed for the development of state-of-the-art photonic systems for applications in communications, sensing, and instrumentation, as well as pursuing research in fiber optics and bio/nano photonics.
Percentage of Course
|Review of basic concepts; wave equation, modal properties||5%|
|Propagation in planar optical waveguides||5%|
|Transmission characteristics of step-index fibers||20%|
|Photonic crystal waveguides||10%|
|Multimode optical waveguides; ray analysis||10%|
|Designs for prescribed transmission characteristics||5%|
|WDM (wavelength division multiplexing) devices||15%|
|Soliton propagation in optical fibers||10%|
|Semiconductor light sources and detectors||10%|
|Optical fiber amplifiers||10%|