ECE 5340

ECE 5340

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

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.

  • Students will learn about optical wave propagation in structured media.
  • Students gain an understanding of modes, modal coupling, and application in photonic devices.
  • Students will learn about active electro-and acousto-optic devices and their applications.
  • Students will analyze, simulate, and design planar photonic components.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ECE 4370

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  9960 ECE 5340   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person