1. Numerical simulation on photonic crystals (4 hrs)
2. Semiconductor lasers (4 hrs)
After the course, the students will be able to
1. Explain working principles of basic photonic devices,
2. Make simple calculations to quantify performances of various photonic devices,
3. Choose appropriate photonic devices for achieving certain system requirements,
4. Tell technological limits of several photonic devices such as solar cells, displays, LED bulbs, and describe potential solutions to those problems.
Grading scale: Pass/Fail
To pass the course, one should attend the lab sessions and submit the lab reports with an acceptable quality, plus attain at least 50% points in the final written examination. The written exam has in total 24 points, 8pts for each of the three subject areas. A student should attain a minimum of 4 points from each subject area to get a pass.
In order to get the course credits, a PhD student has to pass the written exam and complete an extra assignment with a satisfying grade as evaluated by one of the teachers. The assignment can take the form of a photonic material or device simulation, hands-on experiment, or even literature review of a state-of-the-art research area, etc. Contact a teacher to arrange for your extra assignment. Proposals for the subject area by the student are welcome. A written report should be submitted for the purpose of evaluation. The corresponding workload of the assignment is approximately 2 working days.
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