13M061SIFO - Silicon Photonics

Course specification
Course title Silicon Photonics
Acronym 13M061SIFO
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
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.
    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, 3) get insight into the open theoretical issues and identify problems that need to be resolved in the way to make cheap optoelectronic integration and 4) introduces to scientific research in field of silicon photonics.
    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. Silicon Photonics: An Introduction, G. T. Reed, A. P. Knights, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2004. ISBN 0-470-87034-6. (Original title)
    2. Silicon Photonics: The State of the Art, G. T. Reed, John Wiley & Sons, 2008. ISBN 978- 0470-02579-6. (Original title)
    3. Handbook of Silicon Photonics, L. Vivien, L. Pavesi, CRC Press, 2013. ISBN 978-1-4398-3611-8. (Original title)
    4. Silicon Photonics Design - From Devices to Systems, L. Chrostowski, M. Hochberg, Cambridge University Press, 2015. ISBN 978-1-107--08545-9. (Original title)
    5. Integrated Silicon Optoelectronics, 2nd Ed., H. Zimmermann. Springer, 2010. ISBN 978-3-642-01520-5. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    3 1
    Methods of teaching Lectures; projects or study research work.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures Test paper 50
    Practical lessons Oral examination
    Colloquia 50