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MCC045 - Fundamentals of photonics
 
Syllabus adopted 2013-02-14 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPWPS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
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   10 Mar 2014 pm M,  19 Aug 2014 pm M

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)

Examiner:

Docent  Johan Gustavsson


Course evaluation:

http://document.chalmers.se/doc/bc14d240-83c1-47c0-a914-d8b508923837


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

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)

● distinguish the four theories/models of light and apply the appropriate theory for a given optical problem
● implement the different models as numerical functions, written by the student
● discuss the theory of interaction of light with matter
● describe the generation of light by lasers
● the transmission of light by optical beams, diffraction, imaging, and optical fibers
● manipulation of light by the use of electro-optic, acousto-optic, and non-linear optical effects
● explain how the blue-ray read-out head works
● perform numerical simulations of optical systems such as laser cavities and waveguides

Content

Ray optics, wave optics, beam optics, optical resonators, Fourier optics, image formation and holography, electromagnetic optics and polarization, crystal optics, optical waveguides, electro-optics, coherence and statistical optics, photon-atom interaction, lasers, and non-linear optics.

Organisation

14 two-hour lectures
7 two-hour exercise tutorials
5 two-hour numerical tutorials
1 compulsory four-hour laboratory exercise
5 compulsory home assignments

Literature

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

Examination

Written exam, pass on home assignments and laboratory exercise.


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