ECSE_430_Course_Outline_F20100 - 1 ECSE-430 Photonic...

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ECSE-430A Photonic Devices and Systems Course Outline 1 ECSE-430 Photonic Devices and Systems Fall 2010 McGill University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering G ENERAL I NFORMATION Course Credits : 3 Contact Hours : 3-2-4 (lectures, tutorials, outside class work) Lectures : MTR 10:35 – 11:25 ENGTR 2120 Tutorials : T 13:35 – 15:25 ENGTR 2100 Instructor : Office and Telephone Email Office Hours Lawrence R. Chen MC811, 514-398-1879 [email protected] M 9 – 10, R 12 – 13:30 Teaching Assistant : Office Email Muhammad Imran Cheema MC822 [email protected] Course Website : All class material will be distributed online (WebCT Vista). Please check WebCT regularly for announcements, online quizzes, course material, etc. . ** Please send email directly to the above addresses rather than through WebCT for a faster response. We will try to respond to emails within 24 hours during the week and within 48 hours on weekends. ** Calendar Description : Introduction to photonic devices and applications. Semiconductor lasers, optical amplifiers, optical modulators, photodetectors and optical receivers, optical fibers and waveguides, fiber and waveguide devices. Photonic systems (communications, sensing, biomedical). Experiments on characterizing photonic devices and systems. Optical test-and-measurement instrumentation. Pre-requisites : ECSE 352 Electromagnetic Waves, PHYS 271 Introduction to Quantum Physics Textbook : G. P. Agrawal, Lightwave Technology: Components and Devices , New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2004. ISBN: 0-471-21573-2 Other recommended readings include the following:
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ECSE-430A Photonic Devices and Systems Course Outline 2 G. P. Agrawal, Fiber-Optic Communication Systems , 3 rd Edition, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2002. ISBN: Notes posted on WebCT. D ETAILED C OURSE S YLLABUS Overview of Photonics Applications (1 lecture) Part 1: Fundamentals A. Guiding Light (7 lectures) Content The simplest way to guide light: planar dielectric slab waveguides guided modes from solutions of Maxwell’s equations: TE vs. TM dispersion relations and normalized dispersion relations effective mode index physical description for discrete (guided) modes Optical fibers ray optics approach to obtain key fiber characteristics guided modes from solutions of Maxwell’s equations single vs. multimode fiber Attenuation and dispersion general loss mechanisms in waveguides and fibers dispersion: modal, material, and waveguide Overview of fabrication techniques planar waveguides optical fibers Learning Outcomes Be able to analyze planar slab dielectric waveguides (understand the notion of guided modes and propagation constants) Know the different types of optical fibers and their characteristics
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