13M061PAFK - Design of Active Photonic Integrated Circuits

Course specification
Course title Design of Active Photonic Integrated Circuits
Acronym 13M061PAFK
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Nanoelectronics and Photonics
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    Condition none
    The goal Introducing students to semiconductor lasers and photonic integrated circuits (PIC) design. Gaining knowledge in methods for analysis, synthesis, and experimental investigation of waveguide characteristics, passive and active optical components, and modeling and experimental investigation of epitaxial structures characteristics. Gaining practical knowledge in measuring and characterization of PIC.
    The outcome Upon course completion, students should be able to understand basic semiconductor lasers and photonic circuits operation principles, design different kinds of semiconductor lasers and photonic circuits and experimentally investigate basic features of semiconductor lasers and photonic circuits.
    Contents of lectures Mirrors and resonators for semiconductor lasers. Methods for analysis and calculation of the supported modes in semiconductor waveguides. Photonic integrated circuits (PIC). Lasers (DFB, DBR, tunable and externally-modulated), passive components, waveguide photodiodes, transceivers and triplexers, PIC for coherent optical systems. Basic measurements and characterization methods for PIC.
    Contents of exercises Auditory exercises: Numerical examples based on lectures.
    1. Larry Coldren, Scott Corzine, Milan Mašanović, "Diode Lasers and Photonic Integrated Circuits," Wiley 2012.
    2. Nadir Dagli, "High-Speed Photonic Devices"
    3. Kaminow, Li, Wilner "Optical Fiber Telecommunications V A: Components and Subsystems"
    4. Chen, Murphy "Broadband Optical Modulators: Science, Technology, and Applications"
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    4 1
    Methods of teaching Lectures and practices. Practical assessments include certain number of home assignments.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 50
    Practical lessons 20 Oral examination 0
    Colloquia 30
    Seminars 0