OEPE 525 GUIDED WAVES

Semester: Fall 2016

Course Instructor: Ali Serpengüzel | SCI 119 | Tu-Th B5

Assistant: Muhammad Zakwan | SCI 147 | Mo-We B4

Science Librarian: Sina Mater | LIB 222 | Tu-Th B2

Lectures: ENG B20B | Tu-Th B4

Problem Session: ENG B06 | Mo-We B3

Course Objectives: The objective of this course is to teach the structural and the physical properties of optical waveguides.

Learning Outcomes:The students are expected to learn the basic structural and physical waveguides such as their electromagnetic and optical properties. The student should be able to look at the symmetry of the waveguide photonic device and form there predict the physical properties of this device. In addition, the student should be able to pick the appropriate techniques, which are necessary for the characterization of related photonic structure property.

Teaching Method: The teaching method is by two weekly face to face meetings.

Description: This course will specialize on solid state photonics, i.e., the photonic analogue of solid state electronics. Photonic waveguides are the analogue of electronic waveguides, i.e., the building block of linear photonic molecules and linear photonic crystals. An electromagnetic treatement of one dimensional, two dimensional, and three dimensional photonic waveguides will be given. Applications include optical fiber communication, planar lightwave circuits, coupling to optical microcavities, optical spectroscopy, and optical communication.

Recommended Textbook: Fundamentals of Optical Waveguides, Second Edition (Optics and Photonics Series), Katsunari Okamoto, Academic Press, Waltham, Massachusetts (2005).

Recommended Textbook:Integrated Photonics, Clifford Pollock and Michal Lipson, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, Massachusetts (2003).

Recommended Textbook: Photonics, Amnon Yariv and Pochi Yeh, Sixth Edition, Oxford University Press, New York, New York (2007).

Recommended Textbook: Fundamentals of Photonics, Bahaa E. A. Saleh and Malvin C. Teich, Wiley, New York, New York (1991).

Recommended Textbook: Microwave and Optical Waveguides, Nigel J. Cronin, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida (1995).

Recommended Textbook: Guided Wave Optics, Alan R. Mickelson, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, New York (1993).

Recommended Textbook: Optical Fiber Communications, Gerd Keiser, Mc-Graw Hill, Singapore (2010).

Recommended Reading: Optical Processes in Microparticles and Nanostructures A Festschrift Dedicated to Richard Kounai Chang on His Retirement from Yale University (Advanced Series in Applied Physics) by Ali Serpengüzel (Editor) and Andrew W. Poon (Editor), World Scientific Press, Singapore (2011).

Recommended Reading: Optical Microcavities (Advanced Series in Applied Physics) by Kerry Vahala (Editor), World Scientific Press, Singapore (2005).

Recommended Reading: Optical Processes in Microcavities (Advanced Series in Applied Physics) by Richard K. Chang (Editor) and Anthony J. Campillo (Editor), World Scientific Press, Singapore (1996).

Recommended Reading: Light Scattering by Particles: Computational Methods (Advanced Series in Applied Physics) by Peter W. Barber and Steve C. Hill, World Scientific Press, Singapore (1990).

Recommended Reading: Optical Effects With Small Particles (Advanced Series in Applied Physics) by Peter W. Barber (Editor) and Richard K. Chang (Editor), World Scientific Press, Singapore (1988).

Grading policy: two midterm exams, a final exam, and a presentation together with a final report on a selected topic. Makeup exams are very reluctantly given only with a university approved medical excuse, and if given, will always be harder then the original exams. Do not plan to take makeups. The midterm and the final exam dates will be announced later.

Presentation: You will make a presentation on a selected material. The presentations dates will be announced later. 10 steps to successful presentations are given under resources menu.

Final report: You will submit a final report for your presentation. 10 steps to successful reports are given under resources menu.

Attendance: Students are required to attend classes and problem sessions. Even a university approved "Medical Excused Absence" or "Dean of Student's Excused Absence" doesn't relieve you of this attendance requirement. Students who miss more than 1/3 of the classes (Excused or Unexcused) might receive an automatic F irrespective of their course average.

Student Code of Conduct:Students should be familiar with the Koç University Student Code of Conduct.