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MCC142 - Integrated photonics
Integrerad fotonik
 
Syllabus adopted 2021-02-10 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPWPS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics
Department: 59 - MICROTECHNOLOGY AND NANOSCIENCE


Teaching language: English
Application code: 29120
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: A

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0120 Examples class 4,5c Grading: TH   4,5c    
0220 Laboratory 1,5c Grading: TH   1,5c    
0320 Project 1,5c Grading: TH   1,5c    

In programs

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

Examiner:

Victor Torres Company

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

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

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.

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.


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