ECE 4370

ECE 4370

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

Introduction to optical waveguides and photonic devices. Review of optical wave propagation in uniform media and at interfaces. Gaussian beams and diffraction. Modes, dispersion, and fundamental relations/symmetries. Interferometers and resonators. Guided waves in optical fibers and planar dielectric systems. Perturbation theory, coupling of modes, adiabatic variation, and parallels to quantum phenomena. Electro- and acousto-optics. Survey of system applications, including photonic interconnects and quantum technologies. Numerical methods, and project design of planar optical components.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ECE 3030.

Comments Culminating design experience (CDE) course.

  • Students will be able to understand optical wave propagation in structured media
  • Students will be able to understand modes, modal coupling, and application in photonic devices.
  • Students will be able to understand active electro- and acousto-optic devices and their applications.
  • Students will be able to analyze, simulate, and design planar photonic components.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18037 ECE 4370   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person