19D061MPL - Modeling of Semiconductor Lasers

Course specification
Course title Modeling of Semiconductor Lasers
Acronym 19D061MPL
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Nanoelectronics and Photonics
Type of study doctoral studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 9.0 Status elective
      The goal Introducing students to basic types and models of modern semiconductor lasers, and techniques for analysis and modeling of the gain, feedback mechanism, static and dynamic response of the laser. Course objective is to introduce students to fundamental aspects of modern methods for semiconductor lasers modeling and simulation.
      The outcome Students, individually or as a part of team, being able to develop new, complex and advanced models of semiconductor lasers, quantum and optical processes responsible for their functioning, numerical methods and techniques for software implementation and simulation of the lasers in static or dynamic regimes.
      Contents of lectures Phenomenological approach to lasers diodes. Mirrors and resonators. Models of gain in bulk and quantum-confined structures, models of spontaneous and stimulated emission. Methods for band calculation (kp method) and for modeling carrier transport in heterostructure. Modeling of planar waveguides, confinement factor, laser dynamics and signal modulation. Models of DFB, DBR and tunable lasers.
      Contents of exercises
      1. L.A. Coldren, S. Corzine, M. Mašanović : “Diode Lasers and Photonic Integrated Circuits", John-Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012
      2. Shun Lien Chuang: "Physics of Photonic Devices", Wiley-Interscience, 2nd Edition, 2009
      3. Pallab Bhattacharaya: ”Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices”, Prentice Hall, 1997.
      4. Takahiro Numai, „Fundamentals of Semiconductor Lasers“, Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., 2004
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      Methods of teaching lectures and research work under the guidance
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures Test paper
      Practical lessons Oral examination 30
      Seminars 70