Course detail

Optoelectronics and Integrated Optics

FSI-TOIAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course deals with the following topics: Electromagnetic theory of optical waveguides and fibres, coupled mode theory and waveguide input and output couplers. Waveguide fabrication techniques. Modulation and switching of light in waveguides. Integrated sources and detectors of light. Applications of integrated optics. Optical fibre communications. Photonic Crystals.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Basic overview of optoelectronics and integrated optics. Understanding of design and function
of optical devices such as waveguides, optical fibres, laser diodes, optical modulators and grating based devices. Ability to design simple waveguide devices.

Prerequisites

Physics: basic knowledge in fields of optics (ray optics, interference and diffraction of light, principle of laser), electrodynamics (Maxwell equations, wave equation, plane wave, waves in optical materials) and semiconductor physics (energy bands, p-n junction). Mathematics: ability to solve simple partial differential equations.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

R.G. Hunsperger: Integrated Optics: Theory and Technology, Springer, Berlin 2002. (EN)
B.E.A. Saleh, M.C. Teich: Základy fotoniky, Matfyzpress, Praha, 1994. (CS)
Bahaa E. A. Saleh, Malvin Carl Teich: Fundamentals of photonics, Wiley-Interscience, 2007. (EN)
S. O. Kasap, Optoelectronics and Photonics: Principles and Practices, Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, 2001. (EN)
D. Marcuse: Theory of Dielectric Optical Waveguides, Academic Press, New York, 1974. (EN)
J. Čtyroký, I. Hüttel, J. Schröfel, L. Šimánková: Integrovaná optika, SNTL, Praha, 1986. (CS)
R.G. Hunsperger: Integrated Optics: Theory and Technology, Springer, Berlin 2002. (EN)
S. O. Kasap, Optoelectronics and Photonics: Principles and Practices, Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, 2001. (EN)
C.-L. Chen, Elements of optoelectronics and fiber optics, Irwin, Chicago, 2001. (EN)
A. Yariv, P. Yeh: Optical Waves in Crystals, Wiley, New York, 1984. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Course-unit credit is conditional on student's activity in the seminars.
Examination: the grade will reflect the performance on seminar problems
and final written exam.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The objective of the course is to present a basic overview of optoelectronics and integrated optics including the underlying principles and some current trends.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Students' performance on seminar problems will be checked. Absence can be compensated for via special homework.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2A-P Master's

    branch M-FIN , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory
    branch M-PMO , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction, Maxwell Equations, TE and TM Modes. Ray Optics and Guided Modes.
2. Fundamentals of the Electromagnetic Waveguide Theory. Planar Waveguides.
3. Optical Fibres. Other Types of Waveguides.
4. Coupled Mode Theory. Coupling Between Waveguides.
5. Waveguide Input and Output Couplers.
6. Waveguide Fabrication Techniques.
7. Electro-optic Modulators. Liquid Crystal Devices.
8. Acousto-optic Modulators. Magneto-optic Modulators.
9. Integrated Optical Sources.
10. Integrated Optical Detectors.
11. Applications of Integrated Optics.
12. Optical Communications Systems.
13. Photonic Crystals.

seminars

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

Seminars include practical problems related to the course. Moreover students will visit a lab to see simple guided-wave structures and fibre sensors.