This course has been discontinued.
Last planned examination: Autumn 2020
Decision to discontinue this course: No information inserted
Suitable for master students in: TIKTM, TTFYM/TFYC and TFYD, TELFM
1. Passive photonic devices
a. Optical waveguides (incl. AWG)
c. Photonic crystals (incl. PC fiber)
2. Active photonic devices
a. Semiconductor lasers
b. LED and Amplifiers
3. Electro-optic and optoelectronic devices
b. Optoelectronic integration
c. Solar cell
d. Digital imaging and display
e. Photonics in lighting
Content and learning outcomes
· Optical Amplifiers
· Silicon Photonics
· Plasmon based Nanophotonics
· Emerging Areas in Photonics
· Numerical Methods - FDTD & FEM, CAD
· Semiconductor Lasers
· Optoelectronic Integration
Intended learning outcomes
After the course the students should have
- In depth knowledge of optical communication devices and the related technological issues, including: photonic integrated circuits, optical amplifiers, semiconductor lasers, and optoelectronic integration techniques.
- Introductory knowledge of plasmonics and photonic state manipulation at the quantum level.
- Overview of recent progress in nanophotonics.
Literature and preparations
Not relevant, see "Prerequisites"
Basic knowledge on electromagnetic theory, optics, and solid-state physics.
Saleh & Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics, 2nd edition. Other course material includes lecture notes and lab instructions. Some relevant chapters of the following reference books can also be helpful: Agrawal, Fiber-Optic Communication Systems, Mayer, Plasmonics : Fundamentals and Applications.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- ANN1 - Assignments, 3.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Examination, 4.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
- Home assignments: max 14 points, 50% needed to pass
- Written examination: max 16 points, 40% needed to pass
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web IO2655
Main field of study
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: A-F
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.
Compendium based on various sources
The course is replaced by SK2812 as from autumn term 2017.