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

Linewidth Broadening Mechanisms

 

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Soft Launch of the Silicon Photonics Course

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Fundamentals: Output Power

Lecture Slides

Lecture notes

Laser output Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2018
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Lab 1 Introduction to Silicon Photonics Project

 

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Resonators: Modes

Lecture Slides

Lecture Notes

Cavity (or Resonator) Notes

 

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Hard Launch of the Silicon Photonics Course

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Resonators: Fabry-Perot Interferometers

Lecture Slides

Lecture Notes

Interferometer Notes 1

Interferometer as a Spectrum Analyzer

 

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Lab 2 HeNe Laser

 

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Resonators: Gaussian Beams

Lecture Slides

Gaussian Beams

Gaussian Beams

 

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Photonic Integrated Circuits - Introduction and Lab 4 Discussion

Lecture Slides

Si Photonics

 

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Lab 3 HeNe Emission and Beams

 

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Photonic Integrated Circuits, Waveguides

Lecture Slides

Si Waveguides

Y Branch

Rectangular Dielectric Waveguides

Discussion of the Effective Index Method

 

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Mach Zehnder Interferometers

Lecture Slides

Coupling Light Into Si Waveguides

Si Photonics Lithography

 

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Lab 4 Silicon Photonics (MZI Design). Two Weeks.

NOTE: Appendix B refers to the old version of KLayout. Please default to the details provided in the EDX videos for correct values.

KLayout Tutorial

klayout_Layers_EBeam.lyp

MZI Tutorial

YBranch_Compact.GDS

TE1550_SubGC_neg31_oxide.gds

 

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Tutorial on Layout

KLayout Tutorial

MZI Tutorial

 

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Semiconductor Light Absorption

Lecture Slides

Review of Semiconductors

Review of Semiconductors

Lab 3 due "this week"

 
     

 

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Photodetectors

Lecture Notes

Lecture Slides

Photodiodes

Silicon Photonics Designs Due TODAY. Must be uploaded by midnight!

 

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Silicon Photonics Designs Due YESTERDAY

YOU ARE NOW LATE!

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Semiconductor Light Emission

Lecture Slides

Lecture notes

The LED

 

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Lab 5 Photodetectors

Lab 4 due this week at the regular time (the writeup is short unless you do the extra credit part) 

 

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Light Emitting Diodes

Lecture Slides

Lecture notes

***Final Project Guidelines***

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Edge Emitting and VCSEL Diode Lasers

Lecture Slides

Laser Diodes

***Final Project Guidelines***

 

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Lab 6 LEDs

Lab 5 due this week at regular time 

 

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SPRING BREAK

 

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SPRING BREAK

Silicon Photonics Chips Fabricated For You This Week

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SPRING BREAK

 

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SPRING BREAK

 

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SPRING BREAK

 

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Semiconductor Laser Efficiency

Lecture Slides

Lecture Notes

VCSELs

We will have an in-class discussion of your final project ideas today.

 

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Distributed Bragg Reflectors

Lecture Slides

DBRs in VCSELs

 

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VCSEL Confinement and Modes

Lecture Slides

Transverse Modes in VCSELs

VCSEL Confinement

VCSELs: Commercial Application Notes

Please Have Your Final Projects Identified by Today

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Silicon Photonics Data Comes Back to Us

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Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers

Lecture Slides

 

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Lab 7 Diode Lasers

Lab 6 due this week. 

 

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Optical Fiber Amplifiers and Lasers

Lecture Slides

 

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Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers

Lecture Slides

 

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Lab 9 Si-Photonics (Data Analysis)

Lab 9 Si-Photonics (Data Analysis) REVISED

Link To Data TE

Link To Data TM

Sample Data

 

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Optical Interconnects

Lecture Slides

 

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Optical Interconnects

Lecture Slides

 

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Lab 8 Fiber Lasers. We'll be in 5074ECEB this week for lab.

Pump Laser Data Sheet, the Thick Black Line is the LI Curve

 

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Photonic System Components

Lecture Slides

 

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Review

 

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Lab 10 Free Space Interconnect

Lab 10 Notes on Code, etc.

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Final Project Presentations I

 
           

 

May 2018
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Final Project Presentations II

 

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READING DAY

 

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Final Project Report Due 11am

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