Optoelectronics, 6 credits (TFYA38)

Optoelektronik, 6 hp

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering Applied Physics Physics

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Wei-Xin Ni

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Boman

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CIEN Electronics Design Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering 8 (Spring 2022) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering 8 (Spring 2022) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering (Applied Physics - Materials and Nano Physics) 8 (Spring 2022) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering (Photonics and Quantum Technology) 8 (Spring 2022) 1 3 English Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, Chinese 8 (Spring 2022) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, Chinese (Applied Physics - Materials and Nano Physics) 8 (Spring 2022) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, Chinese (Photonics and Quantum Technology) 8 (Spring 2022) 1 3 English Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, French 8 (Spring 2022) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, French (Applied Physics - Materials and Nano Physics) 8 (Spring 2022) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, French (Photonics and Quantum Technology) 8 (Spring 2022) 1 3 English Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, German 8 (Spring 2022) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, German (Applied Physics - Materials and Nano Physics) 8 (Spring 2022) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, German (Photonics and Quantum Technology) 8 (Spring 2022) 1 3 English Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, Spanish 8 (Spring 2022) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, Spanish (Applied Physics - Materials and Nano Physics) 8 (Spring 2022) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, Spanish (Photonics and Quantum Technology) 8 (Spring 2022) 1 3 English Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, Japanese 8 (Spring 2022) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, Japanese (Applied Physics - Materials and Nano Physics) 8 (Spring 2022) 1 3 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, Master of Science in Engineering, Japanese (Photonics and Quantum Technology) 8 (Spring 2022) 1 3 English Linköping o
6KFYN Physics and Nanoscience, Bachelor's Programme 6 (Spring 2022) 1 3 English Linköping v
6MMNQ Materials Physics for Nano and Quantum Technology, Master's Programme 2 (Spring 2022) 1 3 English Linköping v

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Physics

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Master of Science in Electronics Design Engineering
  • Master of Science in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International
  • Bachelor's Programme in Physics and Nanoscience
  • Master's Programme in Materials Physics for Nano and Quantum Technology

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in modern physics or nanotechnology.

Intended learning outcomes

The overall aim of this course is to give fundamental knowledge of optoelectronic devices and fiber optics in order to be able to understand present and future technologies for applications in optical communications, sensor/imaging techniques, as well as energy conversion that has found renewed interest recently due to world-wide demands of energy saving and new energy production. After completing this course, students are expected to do the following:

  • Know various physical processes of optoelectronic transitions, and be able to employ basic relations between material optical properties and devices in optoelectronics.
  • Define the principles of functioning of most important optoelectronic devices.
  • Explain and implement the equations, which determine main characteristics of optoelectronic devices and optical fibers.
  • Apply the knowledge of different optoelectronic components to solve problems mainly in the physics and technical areas.
  • Analyze operational modes of photonic devices, in order to select suitable type for given applications.
  • Understand the interconnections between device design, mode of operation and characteristics, and the overall efficiency of optoelectronic devices and signal transmission.
  • Calculate parameters and design simple systems for optical communication or energy conversion

Course content

  • Physics fundamentals
    • Electromagnetic wave physics, optics, Maxwell and Fresenel equations
    • Quantum mechanical physics, semiconductors, Einstein relations
  • Electron–photon processes
    • Carrier radiative recombination and light-emitting-devices (LED)
    • Stimulated processes, lasing mechanism, and modes
    • Semiconductor laser
  • Photon–electron processes
    • Photoconductivity and detectors
    • Imaging sensors
    • Photovoltaic effect and solar cells
  • Photon–photon processes and integration
    • Electromagnetic wave propagation, waveguide, and fiber optics
    • Light polarization and modulation
    • Optical systems for communication
    • Photonic lattice and other low-dimensional materials for optoelectronic applications
  • Complement technologies and future outlook
    • Organic and molecular optoelectronics
    • Terahertz photonics
    • Display technology
    • Impact from nanotechnology - new think, materials, and other perspectives

Teaching and working methods

The course will be given in the form of lectures, problem solving classes, as well as laboratory experiments in small groups. Home-assignments are also included.

Examination

KTR1Quiz testsU, G0 credits
UPG1Homework assignmentsU, G1 credits
LAB2Laboratory workU, G1 credits
TEN2A written examinationU, 3, 4, 54 credits
The exam controls the students ability to solve numerical problems and perform calculations for the design of components. The laboratory work gives the student training in practical testing of optoelectronic components.

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

About teaching and examination language

The teaching language is presented in the Overview tab for each course. The examination language relates to the teaching language as follows: 

  • If teaching language is “Swedish”, the course as a whole could be given in Swedish, or partly in English. Examination language is Swedish, but parts of the examination can be in English.
  • If teaching language is “English”, the course as a whole is taught in English. Examination language is English.
  • If teaching language is “Swedish/English”, the course as a whole will be taught in English if students without prior knowledge of the Swedish language participate. Examination language is Swedish or English depending on teaching language.

Other

The course is conducted in a manner where both men's and women's experience and knowledge are made visible and developed. 

The planning and implementation of a course should correspond to the course syllabus. The course evaluation should therefore be conducted with the course syllabus as a starting point.  

If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.

Department

Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magnus Boman

Examiner

Wei-Xin Ni

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 48 h
Recommended self-study hours: 112 h

Course literature

S.O. Kasap: "Optoelectronics and Photonics",ISBN 0-201-61087-6; 2001, Prentice-Hall, Inc., New Jersey. Alternativ: P. Bhattacharya: "Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices" (Prentice Hall) Laborationshandledningar (2 st) kan laddas ner från kursens hemsida.
S.O. Kasap: "Optoelectronics and Photonics",ISBN 0-201-61087-6; 2001, Prentice-Hall, Inc., New Jersey. Alternativ: P. Bhattacharya: "Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices" (Prentice Hall) Laborationshandledningar (2 st) kan laddas ner från kursens hemsida.
KTR1 Quiz tests U, G 0 credits
UPG1 Homework assignments U, G 1 credits
LAB2 Laboratory work U, G 1 credits
TEN2 A written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits
The exam controls the students ability to solve numerical problems and perform calculations for the design of components. The laboratory work gives the student training in practical testing of optoelectronic components.

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