SK2812 Photonics 7.5 credits

Fotonik

Suitable for master students in: TIKTM, TTFYM/TFYC and TFYD, TELFM

Course contents:

1. Passive photonic devices

    a. Optical waveguides (incl. AWG)

    b. Resonators

    c. Photonic crystals (incl. PC fiber)

    d. Plasmonics

2. Active photonic devices

    a. Semiconductor lasers

    b. LED and Amplifiers

    c. Detectors                                        

3. Electro-optic and optoelectronic devices

    a. Modulators  

    b. Optoelectronic integration   

    c. Solar cell   

    d. Digital imaging and display

    e. Photonics in lighting

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

1. Passive photonic devices

    a. Optical waveguides (incl. AWG)

    b. Resonators

    c. Photonic crystals (incl. PC fiber)

    d. Plasmonics

2. Active photonic devices

    a. Semiconductor lasers

    b. LED and Amplifiers

    c. Detectors                                       

3. Electro-optic and optoelectronic devices

    a. Modulators 

    b. Optoelectronic integration  

    c. Solar cell  

    d. Digital imaging and display

    e. Photonics in lighting

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course, the students will be able to

  • Explain working principles of basic photonic devices,
  • Make simple calculations to quantify performances of various photonic devices,
  • Choose appropriate photonic devices for achieving certain system requirements,
  • Tell technological limits of several photonic devices such as solar cells, displays, LED bulbs, and describe potential solutions to those problems.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Basic knowledge on electromagnetic theory, optics, and solid-state physics

Recommended prerequisites

Basic knowledge on electromagnetic theory, optics, and solid-state physics

Equipment

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Literature

Compendium based on various sources

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination *

  • INL1 - Assignments, 3.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Exam, 4.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade *

To pass the course, one should

•  attend lab sessions and submit lab reports with an acceptable quality;

•  present (and listen) in student seminar with an acceptable depth in the subject;

•  attain at least 50% points in the final written examination (The written exam has in total 24 points, 8 points for each of the three subject areas. A student should attain a minimum of 4 points from each subject area to get a pass.).

Form of exam: open book (lecture notes in printed or written form, and calculators, are allowed).

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Urban Westergren

Further information

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Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Main field of study *

Engineering Physics

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Min Yan (miya@kth.se)

Ethical approach *

  • 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.

Supplementary information

Labs:

1. Numerical simulation on photonic crystals (4 hrs)

2. Semiconductor lasers (4 hrs)

Course objectives:

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

Examination:

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.

Text books:

Compendium based on various sources

Replaces IO2655