University of California at Santa Cruz

Baskin School of Engineering

Electrical Engineering Department

EE 130: Introduction to Optoelectronics and Photonics



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Description
Introduction to optics, photonics, and optoelectonics; fiber optic devices; and communication systems. Topics include ray optics, electromagnetic optics, resonator optics, interaction between photons and atoms, dielectric waveguides and fibers, semiconductor light sources and detectors, modulators, amplifiers, switches, and optical fiber communication systems. (5 credits)

Intended audience: Undergraduate students who took Physics 5 or Physics 6 or graduate students.
Prerequisite: Physics 5 or Physics 6 or instructor permission

Textbook:

References:

Interesting Web Sites:

http://www.opticsforkids.org/

http://jas2.eng.buffalo.edu/applets/

 

Time: Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-3:45pm

Location: Soc Sci 2 159

Course Instructor

Claire Gu

253B Baskin Engineering Building

Phone: (831) 459-5296

E-mail: claire@soe.ucsc.edu

Office hours: MW 3:30-4:30 pm
 

Teaching Assistant

Yi Zhang

266 Baskin Engineering Building

Phone: (831) 459-4716

E-mail: yizhang@soe.ucsc.edu

Office hours: Friday 3-5 pm (tentative)

Course Expectations

Learning occurs by the active involvement of the student. The student is expected to come to class prepared to think and learn. The lecture period will be used to establish fundamental concepts. During lecture time, you will be asked to participate in solving problems. Always bring your calculator. It also is helpful to bring your textbook along.

To get the most out of this class, you need to read the assigned sections in the textbook before coming to class.
 

Working Together

You are encouraged to work in groups and discuss about the homework assignments. However, each has to write his/her own solution and fully understand them.
 

Academic Dishonesty
Any confirmed academic dishonesty including but not limited to copying homeworks or cheating on exams, will result in a no-pass or failing grade. You are encouraged to read the campus policies regarding academic integrity. Examples of cheating include (but are not limited to):

Sharing results or other information during an examination.
Working on an exam before or after the official time allowed.
Submitting homework that is not your own work.
Reading another student's homework solution before it is due.
Allowing someone else to read your homework solution before the assignment is due.

If there is any question as to whether a given action might be construed as cheating, see me before you engage in any such action.
 

Homework Assignments

Homeworks will be assigned and collected during class sessions. Late homework will not be accepted or graded. Homework is graded in terms of it being complete, well organized, readable and showing evidence of thoughtful attention to the problem itself. Sloppy submissions will not be considered for grading.

 

Grading Method

The course will not be graded on a curve. It is possible for everyone to earn an "A" or for everyone to earn an "F".
 

Tentative Grading

Course Element:

Percentage of Course Grade:

Homework and Quiz

20%

Midterm 1

20%

Midterm 2

20%

Final

40%

Total

100


Tentative Schedule

Lect.

Date

Topic

Reading Assignment

Homework due

1

3/29

Introduction

Geometrical Optics:

  • Ray Tracing - Snell's Law, Reflection, and Refraction
  • Simple Optical Components - Lenses, Mirrors, and the Eyes
  • Optical Confinement in Fibers
  • Graded-Index Optics - Fermat's Principle, Graded Index Fibers
  • Dispersion

Saleh and Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics Ch. 1

2

3/31

Electromagnetic Optics - Wave Nature of Light
  • Light waves in a homogeneous medium
  • Refractive Index
  • Group velocity and group index
  • Magnetic field, irradiance, and Poynting vector

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

3

4/5

  • Snell's Law and TIR
  • Fresnel Equations

1.5, 1.6

HW #1

4

4/7

Resonator Optics - Multiple interference and optical resonators
  • Resonator Modes
  • Finesse, spectral width, loss, and photon lifetime
  • The resonator as a spectrum analyzer

1.7

5

4/12

More on EM Optics
  • Goos-Hanchen shift and optical tunneling
  • Temporal and spatial coherence
  • Diffraction principles

1.8, 1.9, 1.10

HW #2

6

4/14

Dielectric Waveguides and Optical Fibers
  • Slab Waveguide, Modes, V-Number
  • Modal, Material, and Waveguide Dispersions
  • Numerical Aperture, Coupling Loss
  • Step-Index Fiber, Multimode and Single Mode Fibers

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

7

4/19

  • Bit-Rate, dispersion and optical bandwidth
  • Graded-index fibers
  • Absorption and Scattering
  • Fiber Manufacture

2.6, 2.7, 2.8, 2.9, 2.10

HW #3

8

4/21

Photons and Atoms:
  • The photon
  • Atoms, Molecules, and solids
  • Interaction of Photons with atoms

Saleh and Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics Ch.11

4/26

Midterm #1

8

4/28

Semiconductor Science and Light Emitting Diodes
  • Semiconductor concepts and energy bands
  • Direct and indirect bandgap semiconductors· pn junction principles
  • The pn junction band diagram

3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4

9

5/3

Semiconductor Light Sources

  • Light-emission processes in semiconductors
  • Light-emitting diodes (LEDs)

3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9

HW #4

10

5/5

Stimulated Emission Devices Lasers
  • Stimulated emission and light amplification·
  • Einstein coefficients
  • Optical fiber amplifiers
  • Gas laser and He-Ne Laser
  • The output spectrum of a gas laser

4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6

11

5/10

Lasers
  • Laser oscillation conditions
  • Semiconductor lasers, (laser diodes)
  • Rate equation
  • Light emitters for optical fiber communications

4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10, 4.11

HW#5

12

5/12

Semiconductor Detectors - Photodetectors
  • Principle of the pn junction photodiode
  • Absorption coefficient and photodiode materials
  • Properties of semiconductor detectors

5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4

5/17

Midterm #2

13

5/19

  • The pin photodiodes
  • Avalanche photodiodes

5.5, 5.6, 5.7

HW#6

14

5/24

Optical Fiber Communication
  • Multiplexing and coupling
  • System design and performance

Lecture notes

15

5/26

Optical Networks

  • WDM

Lecture notes

HW#7

16

5/31

Special Topics

17

6/2

Review

6/6 (Monday)

Final, 8:00 am -11:00 am

Claire Gu

Last updated: 3/29/2005