Course Syllabus for

Optoelectronics and Optical Communication
Optoelektronik och optisk kommunikation

FFFN25F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2017
Decided by: Mats Ohlin
Date of establishment: 2017-06-19

General Information

Division: Solid State Physics
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course codes: FFFN25, FYST50
Teaching language: English


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.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must have passed written examination and completed laboratory work.

Course Contents

*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.

Course Literature

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.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, laboratory exercises, exercises

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written report. Written lab reports and exam
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: Basic semiconductor physics equivalent to Solid State Physics (FFFF05), Electronic Materials (FFFF01) or Physics of Devices (ESS030).

Course Occasion Information

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