COURSE OUTLINE (pdf)
COURSE SCHEDULE (pdf)
COURSE SYLLABUS (pdf)
Silicon photonics is a rapidly growing industry as well as an active area of advanced research. This course is built upon the ECE452 with the focus on practical applications of advanced EM concepts to silicon photonics integrated circuits. It combines the rigorous derivation of major physical concepts like matrix optics, waveguides, coupled mode theory etc. with the applications of these knwoledge towards the design of practical silicon photonic devices like passive wavelength filters, active switches and modulators for optical communications. The emphasis will be given to interaction of guided EM waves with electrical charge that is one of the main principles behind silicon photonics. This new class of photonic devices based on carrier-injection/depletion in silicon will be covered extensively.
This course is complementary to currently offered ECE441, ECE455, ECE465 and can direct to ECE536, ECE574 and ECE531 together with ECE540. Pre-requisite is ECE350 and ECE340.
|12:30-1:50pm, Tue Thur||4070 ECEB||Yurii Vlasov (firstname.lastname@example.org)||Tue 2:30 PM||1250 MNTL|
Homework TA Aiyin Liu (email@example.com) Office Hours: Wednesday 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM; ECEB 2030 (reception room on the second floor)
Textbook: Mostly based on classnotes.
First part of the course is based on S.L.Chuang, Physics of Photonic Devices, 2nd Edition, Wiley, New York, 2009.
L. Coldren, S. Corzine, M.L. Mashanovitch , Diode Lasers and Photonic Integrated Circuits, Wiley 2nd Edition (2012)
B.E.A.Saleh and M.C.Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics, 2nd ed., Wiley, New York, 2007.
Tuesday (12:30 - 13:50) ECEB 4070
Thursday (12:30 - 13:50) ECEB 4070
|1/17 L1.Introduction, Maxwells equations. Boundary conditions. Time-harmonic fields (§2.1,§5.1, §5.2) Slides Notes||1/19 L2. Plane wave solutions. Propagation in isotropic media.(§5.3,§5.4) Notes|
|1/24 L3. Wave propagation in lossy media. Lorentz model. Drude model.(§5.5) Slides Notes||1/26 L4. Plane wave reflection from a surface. Brewster angle, critical angle. (§5.6) Notes|
|1/31 L5. Matrix optics.(§5.7) Notes||2/02 L6. Propagation-matrix approach. (§5.8) Notes|
|2/07 L7. Multilayered and periodic media.(§5.8,§5.9)(Class notes) Notes Slides||2/09 L8. Symmetric dielectric waveguides TE modes. (§7.1) Cutoff conditions, dispersion relation. (§7.1) Notes|
|2/14 L9. Propagation constant and effective index, Optical confinement factor. TM modes (§7.1) Notes||2/17 L10. Asymmetric dielectric waveguides, (§7.2), Ray optics approach (§7.3) Notes|
|2/21 EXAM I||2/23 L11. Rectangular waveguides, TE and TM modes.(Class notes) Notes|
2/28 L12. Coupled mode theory. Coupled optical waveguides.(§8.2) Notes
|3/02 L13. Applications of waveguide couplers. (§8.3)Optical coupler switch. Mach-Zehnder interferometer. Notes Slides|
|3/07 L14. Coupling to waveguide: edge coupling, grating couplers, adiabatic coupling, evanescent coupling, spot-size converters. (§8.1)(Class notes) Notes Slides||3/09 L15.Optical ring resonators and add-drop filters. §8.4) Notes HW7 assignment Paper1 Paper2 HW7 Solutions|
|3/14 L16. Waveguide loss, scattering, absorption, radiation. Bent waveguides. Y-branch splitters. Notes Slides||3/16 L17.Passive optical filters, Add-drop multiplexers. Waveguide Bragg gratings. Notes Slides|
|3/21 SPRING BRAKE||3/23 SPRING BRAKE|
|3/28 L18. Polarization dependence and management. Waveguide polarization splitters and rotators. Optical isolation. Slides||3/30 L19. Signal distortion in optical waveguides, group delay. Optical data communications basics: modulation formats, optical link budget, BER and penalties. Notes Slides|
|4/04 EXAM II||4/06 L20. Electro-optical effects and Amplitude modulators. Thermal phase shifter, thermo-optic switch. Notes part 1 Notes part2 Slides part2|
|4/11 L21. State of the silicon photonics industry Slides||4/13 L22. Review of PN-and PIN-junctions. Static properties. forward and reverse biased junctions. Slides|
|4/18 L23. Carrier-Injection phase shifter. PN-junction carrier distribution, optical phase response, small signal response. Variable optical attenuator. Slides||4/20 L24. Carrier-depletion phase shifter. PN-junction carrier distribution, optical phase response, small signal response. Slides|
|4/25 L25. Micro-ring modulators, small-signal response, ring modulator design||4/27 L26. Traveling wave design of reverse-biased electro-optic modulator. Design tradeoffs. (HW9 Due)|
|5/01 L27. Photonic modulators: Figures of merit. Modulators for advanced modulation formats.||5/04 Reading day (no class)|
|5/09 FINAL EXAM WEEK||FINAL EXAM WEEK|
|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).|
Two midsemester exams (in class) and the final exam are scheduled as follows
|Exam I||Tuesday, February 21, 2017|
|Exam II||Tuesday, April 4, 2017|
|Final Exam||During the final exam week of May 09, 2017|
|Homework and Class Participation||20% of total|
|Midterm Exam I||25% of total|
|Midterm Exam II||25% of total|
|Final Exam||30% of total|