Optoelectronics

2021/2022
Programme:
Applied Physisc, First Cycle
Year:
3 year
Semester:
second
Kind:
optional
ECTS:
4
Language:
slovenian
Hours per week – 2. semester:
Lectures
2
Seminar
0
Tutorial
2
Lab
0
Prerequisites

Enroled in 3rd. year

Content (Syllabus outline)

Optical waveguides: electromagnetic waves in confined geometries, optical fibers, planar waveguide, cylindrical fibers, dispersion in optical fibers, losses in optical fibers, coupling between light sources and fibers, coupling between fibers, optical networks.
Laser systems: stimulated emission of radiation, optical pumping and amplification, operation of laser systems, description of laser light – Gaussian beams, transformation of Gaussian beams, description of some typical laser systems (He-Ne laser, CO2 laser, Nd:YAG laser, laser diodes,…).
Optical modulators: description of different kinds of modulation techniques, basic characteristics of optical modulators, electrooptic modulators, acoustooptic modulators, interferometric modulators.
Optical detectors and sensors: Basic characteristics, detectors based on external photoelectric effect, detectors based on internal photoelectric effect, noise in optical detection.
Excursion no 1: laboratory at research institute.
Excursion no 2: industrial research laboratory.

Readings

C. R. Pollock, Fundamentals of Optoelectronics (Richard D. Irwin, Inc., Chicago, 1995).
B. E. A. Saleh, M. C. Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1991).
I. Drevenšek Olenik, Osnove optoelektronike (in slovenian), Lecture notes in electronic form.

Objectives and competences

The main aim of the course is to gain knowledge necessary for understanding of operation principles of modern optical devices and optical communication systems.

The obtained competences provide design and management of technological processes involving lasers, optical waveguides, optical modulators and sensors, and other related optical devices.

Learning and teaching methods

Lectures, excersises, individual seminars and/or other homeworks, consultations

Assessment

Written exam
Oral exam or individual project

Lecturer's references

Prof. dr. Irena DREVENŠEK OLENIK
1) GENG, Yong, NOH, JungHyun, DREVENŠEK OLENIK, Irena, RUPP, Romano A., LENZINI, Gabriele, LAGERWALL, Jan P. F. High-fidelity spherical  cholesteric liquid crystal Bragg reflectors generating unclonable patterns for secure authentication. Scientific reports, ISSN  2045-2322, 2016, vol. 6, art. no. 26840, 9 str., ilustr., doi: 10.1038/srep26840. [COBISS-SI-ID  2959460],
2)  JI, Zhichao, ZHANG, Xinzheng, SHI, Bin, LI, Wei, LUO, Weiwei, DREVENŠEK OLENIK, Irena, WU, Qiang, XU, Jingjun. Compartmentalized liquid  crystal alignment induced by sparse polymer ribbons with surface relief gratings. Optics letters, ISSN 0146-9592, 2016, vol. 41,  iss. 2, str. 336-339, ilustr., doi: 10.1364/OL.41.000336.  [COBISS-SI-ID  2915684],
3) PRIJATELJ, Matej, ELLABBAN, Mostafa A., FALLY, Martin, DOMENICI, Valentina, ČOPIČ, Martin, DREVENŠEK OLENIK, Irena. Peculiar behaviour of  optical polarization gratings in light-sensitive liquid crystalline elastomers. Optical materials express, ISSN 2159-3930. [Online  ed.], 2016, vol. 6, iss. 3, str. 961-970, ilustr., doi: 10.1364/OME.6.000961. [COBISS-SI-ID  2932324],
4) LIČEN, Matjaž, MAJARON, Boris, NOH, JungHyun, SCHÜTZ, C., BERGSTRÖM, Lennart, LAGERWALL, Jan P. F., DREVENŠEK OLENIK, Irena. Correlation  between structural properties and iridescent colors of cellulose nanocrystalline films. Cellulose, ISSN 0969-0239, 2016, vol. 23,  iss. 6, str. 3601-3609, ilustr., doi: 10.1007/s10570-016-1066-z. [COBISS-SI-ID  2992228],