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Syllabus for

Academic year
MCC045 - Fundamentals of photonics  
 
Syllabus adopted 2017-02-13 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
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: A

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   12 Mar 2018 pm M,  07 Jun 2018 pm M,  21 Aug 2018 pm M

In programs

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

Examiner:

Professor  Magnus Karlsson



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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, electromagnetic fields, and numerical work with MATLAB software.

Aim

The aim of the course is to provide the student with an up to date knowledge of concepts and techniques used in modern photonics. Different physical models for light propagation are discussed, and they are implemented using modern numerical methods. A wide area of optical phenomena and applications, from magnifying glasses and blackbody radiation, to lasers and the blue-ray readout head, is covered. The focus is on width rather than depth, which makes the course a good background for further in-depth studies in the field of photonics.

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


1. distinguish the four theories/models of light and apply the appropriate theory for a given optical problem


2. implement the different models as numerical functions, written in Matlab by the student and apply the code to perform numerical simulations of various optical systems


3. discuss and apply the theory of interaction of light with matter


4. describe qualitatively and quantitatively the generation of light by lasers; the transmission of light by Gaussian beams, diffraction, imaging, and optical fibers; and the manipulation of light by the use of electro-optic and non-linear optical effects


5. collect and evaluate experimental data in a photonics laboratory while taking into account laser safety


6. identify ethical issues in the area of photonics (and/or related areas) and discuss methods to deal with them, based on a basic theoretical framework.


Content

A. ray optics, wave optics,

B. beam optics, optical resonators,

C. Fourier optics, diffraction, image formation, holography,

D. electromagnetic optics, polarization, birefringence,

E. optical waveguides and fibers,

F. electro-optics, non-linear optics,

G. coherence, photon-atom interaction, amplifiers and lasers

Organisation

active lectures
exercise tutorials

numerical tutorials
numerical home assignments

laboratory exercises
laser safety home assignment

ethics seminars
ethics home assignments

Literature


B.E.A. Saleh and M.C. Teich: Fundamentals of Photonics, 2nd ed., 2007, Wiley.

Examination

Written exam, pass on all obligatory assignments, active participation in laboratory exercises and ethics seminars.


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