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Syllabus for

Academic year
MCC141 - Integrated photonics  
Integrerad fotonik
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-06 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPWPS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics
Department: 59 - MICROTECHNOLOGY AND NANOSCIENCE


Teaching language: English
Application code: 29129
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: A

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0119 Examination 4,0 c Grading: TH   4,0 c   01 Jun 2020 pm J,  11 Oct 2019 am M   25 Aug 2020 am J
0219 Laboratory 1,5 c Grading: TH   1,5 c    
0319 Project 2,0 c Grading: TH   2,0 c    

In programs

MPCOM COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPEES EMBEDDED ELECTRONIC SYSTEM DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPWPS WIRELESS, PHOTONICS AND SPACE ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Victor Torres Company

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Replaces

MCC140   Integrated photonics


Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic knowledge of physics and electromagnetic fields.

Aim

The aim of this course is to equip the students with the set of skills that are necessary for the design and analysis of photonic systems on a chip. Photonic integrated circuits (PICs) allow for building a photonic system comprised of multiple devices on a single monolithic chip. This enables higher stability, lower power consumption and the possibility for lower cost manufacturing than building the system from discrete components. The dominant market for PICs is optical communications and computing, but emerging markets include biophotonics and sensing.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

  • Describe quantitatively the function of an optical waveguide
  • Predict the characteristics of an optical waveguide in terms of number of modes, polarization, propagation constant and dispersion
  • Analyze the characteristics and performance of a wide range of passive integrated optical devices
  • Describe qualitatively different fabrication techniques for integrated optical circuits, and discuss the pros and cons
  • Operate and perform measurements on passive integrated devices, including coupling losses, propagation losses and mode characteristics

Content

  1. Introduction
  2. Absorption and dispersion in optical media
  3. Basic waveguide theory. (Poynting theorem; optical modes; propagation constant; losses)
  4. Advanced waveguide theory (Coupled mode theory; perturbation theory)
  5. Practical examples (Optical fibers; splitters; couplers; resonators)
  6. Micro and nanofabrication techniques
  7. Advanced photonic devices (Nonlinear devices; modulators)
  8. Photonic integration technologies (Silicon photonics; III-V; silica)

Organisation

  • 14 two-hour lectures
  • 7 two-hour tutorial classes on problem solving
  • 1 obligatory project work
  • 1 obligatory four-hour laboratory exercise, with written laboratory report
  • Compulsory home assignments

Literature

C. R. Clifford and M. Lipson, Integrated photonics, 2003, Springer
A. W. Snyder and J. D. Love, Optical waveguide theory, 1983, Chapman and Hall
Material provided by teacher

Examination including compulsory elements

Written exam with grades U, 3, 4, 5, including problem solving as well as descriptive questions. Obligatory numerical exercises and participation in student-lead tutorial classes. One obligatory laboratory exercise. Obligatory participation in group exercise with obligatory oral and written report.


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