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ECE Course Syllabus

ECE6520 Course Syllabus


Integrated Optics (3-0-3)

Technical Interest
Optics and Photonics



Catalog Description
Theory and design of optical waveguides and optical waveguide devices.

Pollock and Lipson, Integrated Photonics, Springer, 2004. ISBN 9781402076350(optional)

Indicators (SPIs)
SPIs are a subset of the abilities a student will be able to demonstrate upon successfully completing the course.

Topical Outline
Review of Electromagnetic Principles
       Maxwell's Equations - Time-Harmonic Fields
       Wave Equation - Plane Wave Solutions
       Fresnel Equations
       Total Internal Reflection 
       Phase Shift upon Reflection
Planar Slab Waveguides
       Ray Optics of Slab Waveguide
       Waveguide Modes
       Guided Modes
       Substrate/Radiation Modes
       Leaky Modes   
       Multilayer Waveguides
       Graded Index Waveguides
Channel Waveguides
       Channel Waveguide Types
       Methods of Analysis
Waveguide Fabrication Techniques      
       Materials for Optical Waveguides
       Slab Waveguides
The Beam Propagation Method (BPM)
       Fundamental Principles
       Beam Diffraction
       Classical BPM
       Improved BPM algorithms
Mode Coupling 
       Mode Orthogonality and Completeness
       Coupled-Mode Theory
       Codirectional coupling, Directional couplers
Grating Theory 
       Grating Equation
       Bragg Condition
       Holographic Gratings / Surface-Relief Gratings
       Rigorous Coupled-Wave Analysis
       ``Thick' Grating Diffraction
       Contradirectional coupling, TE-TM coupling
Air-to-Waveguide Couplers
       End, butt, prism, and grating coupling
Passive Waveguide Devices   
       Path bending components
       Branching waveguides
       Polarizers and mode splitters
       Wavelength multiplexers and demultiplexers
       Waveguide Lenses
Active Waveguide Devices (Modulators, Deflectors, and Switches)
       Electro-Optic, Acousto-Optic, Electroabsorption devices
Examples of Integrated Optics Circuits
       RF Spectrum Analyzer
       Acousto-Optic Correlators
       Mach-Zehnder modulator
       Integrated optics sensors