EE 233 Photonics



Introduction to photonics, lasers and fiber optics. Topics include mirrors, interferometers, modulators and propagation in waveguides and fibers; photons in semiconductors, including semiconductor laser, detectors and noise effects, with applications to fiber light wave systems, high-power lasers and display technologies. Topics include the study of anisotropic media and anisotropic optical elements such as half/quarter-wave retarders, interaction of light and sound, elements of plasmonics, dielectric waveguides and optical fibers, bragg gratings, directional couplers and integrated optical filters. The course introduces the student to a variety of different integrated devices for the manipulation of optical signals, discussing also design and modeling principles.
Course period02/5/11 → …
Course level200