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Details for Course FFFN25F Optoelectronics and Optical Communication

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  • FFFN25F
  • Temporary
Course Name
  • Optoelectronics and Optical Communication
Course Extent
  • 7.5
Type of Instruction
  • Course given jointly for second and third cycle
Administrative Information
  • 7133 (Department of Physics / Solid State Physics)
  •  -06-19
  • Mats Ohlin

Current Established Course Syllabus

  • The course will provide a platform both for the selection of suitable devices for various applications in optoelectronics and optical communication and for the development of next generation devices. In order to achieve this, the course will emphasize the underlying physics as well as how performance is affected by device design and materials properties.
  • *Optical processes in semiconductors, materials properties, charge carrier dynamics.
    *Wave guide optics, fibre optics and optical communication.
    *Quantum structures and microcavities.
    *Light emitting devices: LEDs and laser diodes.
    *Light-absorbing devices: detectors, camera chips and solar cells.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to explain how light and electrons interact in semiconductors
    be able to explain concepts such as energy quantization and microcavities
    be able to explain the design and the resulting function of different types of LEDs, diode lasers, detectors and camera chips
    be able to explain how light propagates in wave guides and optical fibres
    be able to explain the principles of fiber optical components for optical communication.
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • be able to select appropriate light sources, light guiding systems and detectors for various optoelectronic applications
    be able to calculate the performance of optical detectors and fiber optical components
    be able to assimilate and integrate knowledge of scientific literature in the field.
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • have passed written examination and completed laboratory work.
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Exercises
Examination Formats
  • Written exam
  • Written report
  • Written lab reports and exam
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • Basic semiconductor physics equivalent to Solid State Physics (FFFF05), Electronic Materials (FFFF01) or Physics of Devices (ESS030).
Selection Criteria
  • Saleh, B. E. A. & Teich, M. C.: Fundamentals of Photonics, 2nd ed. Wiley-Interscience, 2007, ISBN: 978-0-471-35832-9.. Wiley-Interscience, 2007. ISBN 9780471358329.
Further Information
Course code
  • FFFN25F
Administrative Information
  •  -06-19
  • Mats Ohlin

All Established Course Syllabi

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Valid from First hand in Second hand in Established
Spring 2017 2017‑04‑11 21:57:05 2017‑06‑15 14:55:49 2017‑06‑19

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