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ECEN 5166 - Guided Wave Optics

Catalog Data ECEN 5166 (3). Guided Wave Optics. Builds up the concepts necessary to understand guided wave optical systems. Topics include slab wave-guides, semiconductor lasers, fiber optics, and integrated optics.
Credits and Design 3 credit hours. Elective course.
Prerequisite(s) ECEN 5156, Physical Optics
ECEN 4645 or ECEN 5645, Introduction to Optical Electronics
Textbook Guided Wave Optics, Mickelson, Van Nostrand Reinold,1993.

References: Light, Vol. 2, Haken; Optical Waveguide Theory, Snyder and Love

Additional references from the literature.

Course Objectives The course emphasizes unifying principles, especially those provided by coupled mode equations which can be used to describe diverse phenomena from laser dynamics to mechanically induced polarization coupling in fibers.
Topics Covered
  1. Guidance in planar structures.
  2. Semiconductor lasers.
  3. Optical fibers.
  4. Integrated optics.

Last revised: 08-02-11, PM, ARP.