13M061SIFO - Silicon Photonics

Course specification
Course title Silicon Photonics
Acronym 13M061SIFO
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, desirable prerequisite is passed exam in Optoelectronics.
    The goal 1) Introducing students to silicon photonics and approach based on silicon as building material. 2) Studying the physics of silicon integrated components on micro and nano level. 3) Introducing students to developed integrated devices and building optoelectronic blocks, its structure, operating principles and performances. 4) Identification of new structures and directions of further development in the field of silicon photonics.
    The outcome It is expected that student: 1) acquire basic knowledge of physics of integrated optoelectronic components, 2) be familiar with the existing silicon optoelectronic devices and 3) get insight into the open theoretical issues and identify problems that need to be resolved in the way to make cheap optoelectronic integration.
    URL to the subject page
    Contents of lectures Introduction. Silicon photonic waveguides. Passive silicon photonic devices. Photonic resonant structures. Optical modulators and sources in silicon photonic circuits. Detectors in silicon photonics. Integration. Applications.
    Contents of exercises none.
    1. Graham T. Reed and Andrew P. Knights. Silicon Photonics: An Introduction, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2004. (ISBN 0-470-87034-6)
    2. Graham T. Reed. Silicon Photonics: The State of the Art, John Wiley & Sons, 2008. (ISBN 978- 0470-02579-6)
    3. Lorenzo Pavesi and Gerard Guillot. Optical Interconnects: The Silicon Approach, Springer, 2006. (ISBN 978-3540-28910-4)
    4. Erich Kasper and Jinzhong Yu. Silicon-Based Photonics, CRC Press, 2011. (ISBN 978-9814-30324-8)
    5. Horst Zimmermann. Integrated Silicon Optoelectronics, second edition, Springer, 2010. (ISBN 978-3-642-01520-5)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    3 1
    Methods of teaching Theoretical lectures and guiding the students in making the project with presentation.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures Test paper 50
    Practical lessons Oral examination
    Colloquia 50