INTRODUCTION TO PHOTONICS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course aims to provide basic knowledge and some essential tools for studying the properties of light, the effects of various linear and non-linear radiation-matter interactions and the operating mechanisms of components and devices that use light in fields such as optoelectronics, and the transmission and processing of signals and images. In addition to completing the basic grounding for going through second level degree courses, the course aims to prepare the student for participation in professional activities that require rapid learning in the photonics field and of the most modern telecommunication systems.
Courses in Electromagnetism and Optics (General Physics)
Course contents summary
Mention of geometrical optics and wave optics -Diffractive effects - Interferometry - Fourier optics - optical coherence - Formation and reconstruction of images - Spatial filtering - Electromagnetic optics - Wave propagation in crystals and in anisotropic media - Light-matter interactions - Light generation - Laser amplification - Notes on various types of laser - Overview of laser applications - Non-linear optics: second and third order effects - Photorefractive materials and applications - Holography - Electro-optic effects - Acousto-optics Modulators - Photonics materials: crystals, glasses, organic materials
Saleh, Teich: Fundamentals of Photonics, Wiley
Oral lecture with Power-Point presentation.
Oral test with exposition of a paper on agreed topics.