• Offered by ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Physics
  • Areas of interest Physics
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Lan Fu
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2017
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 This course builds on the basic knowledge of both fundamental physics and state-of-the-art technologies for optoelectronic components and fibre optics, in order to understand their important applications in optical communications and energy conversions that influence our society and everyday life. The course will include the introductions to various physical processes for optical transitions, operation principles of key optoelectronic devices including lasers, photodetectors, modulators and solar cells, functionalities of optical interconnect and signal transmission as well as the basic design consideration for on-chip optical processor and optoelectronic integrated circuits.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Describe the fundamental physical processes of optoelectronic transitions and apply the concepts to different optoelectronic devices
2. Define, in depth, the principles/functionality of the most important optoelectronic devices, compare and evaluate the different device designs
3. Perform modeling to analyze the physics behind semiconductor optoelectronic devices
4. Develop and utilize laboratory skills on semiconductor based device fabrication and characterization, perform data analysis and evaluate the device performance
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic design requirements for optoelectronic integration and identify different material and design elements to accomplish an on-chip optical processor or a simple optical communication system
6. Build a simple integrated optoelectronic device/setup from various components, perform measurement, interpret the acquired data, analyze and solve problems
7. Identify current research themes and technologies in the field of optoelectronic devices and integration, study the relevant literatures and present a critical analysis of the results.

Indicative Assessment

  • 4 quizzes 10% (LO 1-6)
  • 5 assignments 30% (LO1-6)
  • 2 Lab. reports 10%; first report (LO 1-4), second report (LO 5-6)
  • Exam 30% (LO 1-6)
  • 2 essays/presentations (10% each) 20%; first essay (LO 1-4,7), second essay (LO 5-7).

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Workload

2 hr lectures, tutes and labs per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

Prerequisite: PHYS3060 Fibre Optic Communication Systems or equivalent

Prescribed Texts

Lecture notes/handouts

Assumed Knowledge

PHYS1101, PHYS1201, PHYS2017, PHYS3057 or equivalent

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4878
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
10029 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person

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