Lasers and Integrated Optics M ENG5298
- Academic Session: 2023-24
- School: School of Engineering
- Credits: 10
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 1
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
The course will provide students with a foundation in integrated optics and semiconductor lasers. Topics will include: solutions to the wave equation in semiconductor & planar waveguide structures; the operation of semiconductor lasers; materials used in semiconductor lasers; semiconductor lasers for specific applications; fabrication of semiconductor lasers and integrated optic devices.
2 lectures per week.
1 laboratory class of 3 hours
75% Written Assignment, including Essay (Technical essays)
25% Report (Lab report)
The aims of this course are to:
■ provide a firm foundation in the theory of guided wave optics and semiconductor lasers;
■ identify linkages between material properties and the performance of semiconductor lasers; and
■ explain how semiconductor lasers and integrated photonic circuits are designed for specific applications.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ explain the operation of semiconductor lasers, including basic concepts such as stimulated emission;
■ use analytic and numerical approaches to find solutions in semiconductor and planar dielectric structures;
■ relate the performance of optoelectronics systems to constituent device structures and underlying material physics;
■ design semiconductor lasers for specific applications, including DFB and DBR lasers; and
■ design process flows for fabricating semiconductor lasers and integrated optic devices.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components of the course's summative assessment.
Students must attend the timetabled laboratory classes.