ECE 495 Class Calendar

 

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MLK DAY

 

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Course Introduction

Lecture Slides

History Of Lasers

 

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Fundamentals: Emission and Absorption

Lecture Slides

Lecture notes

Stimulated Emission and Optical Gain

 

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Fundamentals: Laser Gain

Lecture Slides

Lecture notes

Renk Book Chapter (A's and B's)

Laser Oscillation

 

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Please go to the DRS Website and under the "Training" tab at the top, complete the "Laser Safety" training module. Print the certificate and bring it with you to the first lab. You will not be allowed to peform the labs without taking the training. If you have already done this training (but within the past 2 years), you may bring a copy of an existing certificate.

 

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Fundamentals: Threshold and Lab Writeup Discussion

Lecture Slides

Lecture notes

HeNe Laser

 

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Fundamentals: Output Power

Lecture Slides

Lecture notes

Laser output Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2018
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Lab 1 HeNe Laser

 

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Resonators: Modes

Lecture Slides

Lecture Notes

Cavity (or Resonator) Notes

 

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Resonators: Fabry-Perot Interferometers

Lecture Slides

Lecture Notes

Interferometer Notes 1

Interferometer as a Spectrum Analyzer

Lab 1 Report Due

 

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Resonators: Gaussian Beams

Lecture Slides

Gaussian Beams

Gaussian Beams

 

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Semiconductor Light Absorption

Lecture Slides

Review of Semiconductors

Review of Semiconductors

 

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Lab 2 HeNe Emission and Beams

 

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Photodetectors

Lecture Notes

Lecture Slides

Photodiodes

 

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Photonic Integrated Circuits - Introduction and Lab 4 Discussion

Lecture Slides

Si Photonics

 

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Lab 3 Photodetectors

 

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Photonic Integrated Circuits, Waveguides

Lecture Slides

Si Waveguides

Y Branch

Rectangular Dielectric Waveguides

 

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Mach Zehnder Interferometers

Lecture Slides

Coupling Light Into Si Waveguides

Si Photonics Lithography

Lab 3 Report Due This Week

       

 

March 2018
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Lab 1 Notes

Lab 4a Silicon Photonics

 

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Tutorial on Layout

KLayout Tutorial

MZI Tutorial

 

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Tutorial on Layout

 

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Lab 4b Silicon Photonics (MZI Design)

KLayout Tutorial

klayout_Layers_EBeam.lyp

MZI Tutorial

YBranch_Compact.GDS

TE1550_SubGC_neg31_oxide.gds

 

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Preliminary Layouts Due TODAY, 11pm FIRM

 

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Semiconductor Light Emission

Lecture Slides

Lecture notes

The LED

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Light Emitting Diodes

Lecture Slides

Lecture notes

Final Project Guidelines

Lab 4 Report Due

 

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Lab 5 LEDs

 

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Final Layouts Due to UBC

 

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SPRING BREAK

 

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SPRING BREAK

 

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SPRING BREAK

 

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SPRING BREAK

 

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SPRING BREAK

 

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Edge Emitting and VCSEL Diode Lasers

Lecture Slides

Laser Diodes

 

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Semiconductor Laser Efficiency

Lecture Slides

Lecture Notes

VCSELs

Lab 5 Report Due This Week

 

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April 2018
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Distributed Bragg Reflectors

Lecture Slides

DBRs in VCSELs

Final Project Proposals Due Today

We Will Discuss Them In Class

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VCSEL Confinement and Modes

Lecture Slides

Transverse Modes in VCSELs

VCSEL Confinement

VCSELs: Commercial Application Notes

 

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Lab 6 Diode Lasers

 

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Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers

Lecture Slides

 

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Optical Fiber Amplifiers and Lasers

Lecture Slides

Lab 6 Report Due

 

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Lab 7 Fiber Lasers

Pump Laser Data Sheet

 

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Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers

Lecture Slides

 

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Optical Interconnects

Lecture Slides

Lab 7 Report Due

 

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Lab 8 Free Space Interconnect

Lab 8 Notes on Code, etc.

 

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Optical Interconnects

Lecture Slides

 

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Photonic System Components

Lecture Slides

Lab 8 Report Due

 

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Lab 9 Si-Photonics (Data Analysis)

Some neat SEM images of our devices A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H

Link to Data (please check for yours)

Sample Data

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Final Project Presentations I

 
           

 

May 2018
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Final Project Presentations II

Lab 9 Report Due

 

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READING DAY

 

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Final Project Report Due 11am

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