ECE 536 - Integrated Optics and Optoelectronics

Semesters Offered

TitleRubricSectionCRNTypeTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Integ Optics & OptoelectronicsECE536N33990DIS0930 - 1050 T R  3081 ECE Building John Dallesasse

Official Description

Integrated optical and optoelectronic devices; theory of optical devices including laser sources, waveguides, photodetectors, and modulations of these devices. Course Information: Prerequisite: One of ECE 455, ECE 487, PHYS 486. Recommended: ECE 488.

Prerequisites

Credit in ECE 455 or ECE 487 or PHYS 486

Subject Area

Microelectronics and Photonics

Course Directors

Description

Lectures and discussions on integrated optoelectronic devices. Optoelectronic devices including semiconductor lasers, optical waveguides, photodetectors, modulators, and integration of these devices are presented.

Topics

  • Introduction and review: Maxwell equations and boundary conditions; elementary semiconductor electronics
  • Dielectric optical waveguides; the effective index method, gains guidance and index guidance in semiconductor laser; losses and gains in waveguide
  • Coupled mode theory; directional couples; distributed-feedback structures; and coupled laser arrays
  • Quantum theory of absorption and gain spectrum; electron-photon interaction; interband and intersubband transitions; optical matrix selection rules
  • Semiconductor interband and intersubband quantum-well lasers; quantum-dot lasers; Fabry-Perot and distributed-feedback lasers; vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers
  • Electro-optical phase and amplitude modulators using bulk and quantum-well structures; electroabsorption modulators using quantum-confined Stark effects and Franz-Keldysh effects
  • Types of photodetectors; quantum efficiency; gain and bandwidth
  • Photonic integrated circuits; integrated laser-modulator; multi-section phase; gain; and distributed Bragg reflector devices

Detailed Description and Outline

Topics:

  • Introduction and review: Maxwell equations and boundary conditions; elementary semiconductor electronics
  • Dielectric optical waveguides; the effective index method, gains guidance and index guidance in semiconductor laser; losses and gains in waveguide
  • Coupled mode theory; directional couples; distributed-feedback structures; and coupled laser arrays
  • Quantum theory of absorption and gain spectrum; electron-photon interaction; interband and intersubband transitions; optical matrix selection rules
  • Semiconductor interband and intersubband quantum-well lasers; quantum-dot lasers; Fabry-Perot and distributed-feedback lasers; vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers
  • Electro-optical phase and amplitude modulators using bulk and quantum-well structures; electroabsorption modulators using quantum-confined Stark effects and Franz-Keldysh effects
  • Types of photodetectors; quantum efficiency; gain and bandwidth
  • Photonic integrated circuits; integrated laser-modulator; multi-section phase; gain; and distributed Bragg reflector devices

Texts

S. L. Chuang, Physics of Photonic Devices, 2nd ed., New York: Wiley, 2009.
Recommended: L. A. Coldren and S. W. Corzine, Diode Lasers and Photonic Integrated Circuits, New York: Wiley, 1995.

Last updated

2/13/2013