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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to: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.
- 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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Workload2 hr lectures, tutes and labs per week
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Assumed KnowledgePHYS1101, PHYS1201, PHYS2017, PHYS3057 or equivalent
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9815||23 Jul 2018||30 Jul 2018||31 Aug 2018||26 Oct 2018||In Person||N/A|