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.
Thorough understanding of electromagnetic wave theory as covered in 5105 is required. Also, knowledge of partial differential equations and Bessel functions is essential for this course.
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%|