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

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Engineering Physics
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 20 for programme students

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 main content

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

Eligibility

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

Recommended prerequisites

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

Literature

Compendium based on various sources

Examination

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

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).

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Contact

Min Yan (miya@kth.se)

Examiner

Urban Westergren <urban@kth.se>

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

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2017.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2017.