Optoelectronics, 6 credits

Optoelektronik, 6 hp

TFYA38

Main field of study

Electrical Engineering Applied Physics Physics

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Wei-Xin Ni

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Boman

Education components

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

Available for exchange students

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

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

TEN2A written examination4 creditsU, 3, 4, 5
LAB2Laboratory work1 creditsU, G
UPG1Homework assignments1 creditsU, G
KTR1Quiz tests0 creditsU, G
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

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.
Code Name Scope Grading scale
TEN2 A written examination 4 credits U, 3, 4, 5
LAB2 Laboratory work 1 credits U, G
UPG1 Homework assignments 1 credits U, G
KTR1 Quiz tests 0 credits U, G
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.
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.

Note: The course matrix is not fully translated to English.

I U A Modules Comment
1. ÄMNESKUNSKAPER
1.1 Kunskaper i grundläggande matematiska och naturvetenskapliga ämnen
X
The course demands and mixes knowledge from several disciplines. To benefit students, 6 lecture hours also devote to review theoretical fundamentals needed in the course in electromagnetism, semiconductors, and p-n junctions.
1.2 Kunskaper i grundläggande (motsvarande G1X) teknikvetenskapliga ämnen
X
KTR1
TEN2
The course deals with some important technologies relating to the conversion between light and electricity with major applications in IT and energy industries. The course contents stay at the device and architecture level to help students building up a knowledge base in this area, which will be examined through on-site interactive quiz tests (15 times in the beginning of each lecture) and a final written exam.
1.3 Fördjupade kunskaper (motsvarande G2X), metoder och verktyg inom något/några teknik- och naturvetenskapliga ämnen
X
Since the optoelectronics industries have a very large market, and impact to human life and society, the course also give a survey on the advance of relevant products in the market, and the trend of technological development. Through the context, the course also gives an introduction of applications in various possible systems.
1.4 Väsentligt fördjupade kunskaper (motsvarande A1X), metoder och verktyg inom något/några teknik- och naturvetenskapliga ämnen
1.5 Insikt i aktuellt forsknings- och utvecklingsarbete
2. INDIVIDUELLA OCH YRKESMÄSSIGA FÄRDIGHETER OCH FÖRHÅLLNINGSSÄTT
2.1 Analytiskt tänkande och problemlösning
X
UPG1
Many design issues demand calculations. Three sets of homework assignment are requested as a mediatory part accompanied with 24 hours onsite problem solving demo-lectures to help students to enhance their computational skills.
2.2 Experimenterande och undersökande arbetssätt samt kunskapsbildning
X
2.3 Systemtänkande
X
LAB2
As a technology course, there are also 2x6 hours laborations to allow students to have a direct touch to characterize and operate various optoelectronic devices, as well as a demo of fiber optics in communication systems.
2.4 Förhållningssätt, tänkande och lärande
X
KTR1
TEN2
The help student for better understanding and consolidating course contents, on-site quiz tests are used. The point students obtained through the quiz tests will transfer as a part of the final exam.
2.5 Etik, likabehandling och ansvarstagande
3. FÖRMÅGA ATT ARBETA I GRUPP OCH ATT KOMMUNICERA
3.1 Arbete i grupp
X
LAB2
The lorations are organized with 2-3 students in each group. Students are requested to communicate and work in group for preparation, operation and eventual report.
3.2 Kommunikation
X
LAB2
3.3 Kommunikation på främmande språk
4. PLANERING, UTVECKLING, REALISERING OCH DRIFT AV TEKNISKA PRODUKTER OCH SYSTEM MED HÄNSYN TILL AFFÄRSMÄSSIGA OCH SAMHÄLLELIGA BEHOV OCH KRAV
4.1 Samhälleliga villkor, inklusive ekonomiskt, socialt och ekologiskt hållbar utveckling för kunskapsutveckling
4.2 Företags- och affärsmässiga villkor
X
4.3 Att identifiera behov samt strukturera och planera utveckling av produkter och system
X
4.4 Att konstruera produkter och system
4.5 Att realisera produkter och system
4.6 Att ta i drift och använda produkter och system
5. PLANERING, GENOMFÖRANDE OCH PRESENTATION AV FORSKNINGS- ELLER UTVECKLINGSPROJEKT MED HÄNSYN TILL VETENSKAPLIGA OCH SAMHÄLLELIGA BEHOV OCH KRAV
5.1 Samhälleliga villkor, inklusive ekonomiskt, socialt och ekologiskt hållbar utveckling
5.2 Ekonomiska villkor för kunskapsutveckling
5.3 Att identifiera behov samt strukturera och planera forsknings- eller utvecklingsprojekt
5.4 Att genomföra forsknings- eller utvecklingsprojekt
5.5 Att redovisa och utvärdera forsknings- eller utvecklingsprojekt

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