Fall 2017

ECE 452 - ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS AND ELECTRO-OPTICS

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Time Room Instructor Office Hours Office
12:30-1:50pm, Tue Thur 3081 ECEB Yurii Vlasov (yvlasov@illinois.edu) Tue 2:30 PM 1250 MNTL

Homework TA Aiyin Liu (liu141@illinois.edu) Office Hours:8:00-9:30am Wednesday, ECEB 2068

Textbook: S.L.Chuang, Physics of Photonic Devices, 2nd Edition, Wiley, New York, 2009.

Supplementary Text (not required) B.E.A.Saleh and M.C.Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics, 2nd ed., Wiley, New York, 2007.


Tuesday (12:30 - 13:50) ECEB 3081

Thursday (12:30 - 13:50) ECEB 3081

8/29 L1.Introduction, Maxwell's equations. Boundary conditions (§2.1); 8/31 L2.Time-harmonic fields and duality principle, Poynting's theorem (§5.1, §5.2);
9/5 L3. Plane wave solutions (§5.3). Propagation in isotropic media (§5.4) 9/7 L4. Wave propagation in lossy media (§5.5)
9/12 L5 Plane wave reflection from a surface. Brewster angle, critical angle (§5.6) 9/14 L6. Matrix optics(§5.7)
9/19 L7. Propagation-matrix approach (§5.8) 9/21 L8. Multilayered and periodic media (§5.8,§5.9)
9/26 L9. Light propagation in uniaxial media (§6.1) 9/28 L10. Ordinary and extraordinary waves (§6.1)
10/3 Exam I 10/5 L11. Polaroid and quarter-wave plate (§6.1).

10/10 L12. Symmetric dielectric waveguides TE modes (§7.1)

10/12 L13. Propagation constant and effective index, Optical confinement factor (§7.1)
10/17 L14. TM modes, Cutoff conditions, dispersion relation (§7.1) 10/19 L15. Asymmetric dielectric waveguides (§7.2), Ray optics approach (§7.3)
10/24 L16. Surface plasmon waveguides (§7.7) 10/26 L17 Waveguide couplers (§8.1)
10/31 L18. Coupled optical waveguides (§8.2) 11/2 L19. Applications of optical waveguide couplers (§8.3)
11/7 Exam II 11/9 L20. Optical ring resonators and add-drop filters (§8.4)
11/14 L21. Optical fibers, numerical aperture (Class notes) 11/16 L22. Attenuation in optical fibers (Class notes)
11/21 Thanksgiving Break 11/23 Thanksgiving Break
11/28 L23. Signal distortion in optical waveguides, group delay, dispersions (Class notes) 11/30 L24. Electro-optical effects and Amplitude modulators (§13.1)
12/5 L25. Transverse amplitude modulator (§13.1) 12/7 L26. Phase modulators (§13.2)
12/12 L27. Electro-optical effects in waveguide devices (§13.3) 12/14 Reading day (no class)
FINAL EXAM WEEK

HOMEWORK

Unless specified otherwise, homework will be assigned weekly on Thursdays on-line on this web page and collected a week later next Thursday in class. No late homework will be accepted (except when special permission is granted by your instructor before the due date).

EXAMS

Two midsemester exams (in class) and the final exam are scheduled as follows

Exam I Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Exam II Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Final Exam Week of December 19, 2017

GRADING POLICY

Homework and Class Participation 25% of total
Midterm Exam I 25% of total
Midterm Exam II 25% of total
Final Exam 25% of total