ELEC / PHYS 521 Photonics and Lasers ELEC / PHYS 421

Semester: Fall 2019

Course Instructor: Ali Serpengüzel | SCI 119 | Tu Th 1600

Lectures: CASE Z26 | Tu Th 1300

Assistant: Syed Sultan Shah Bukhari | SCI 147 | Tu Th 1430

Problem Session: ENG B11 | Tu Th 1730

Science Librarian: Ebru Çınar | LIB 222 | Tu Th 1400

Week                     Subject Field

#01 September 16  Review of electromagnetism
#02 September 23  geometrical optics, analysis of optical systems
#03 September 30  wave properties of light, Gaussian beams, beam optics
#04 October 07      interaction of light with matter
#05 October 14       spontaneous and stimulated emission
#06 October 21      optical amplification, theory and applications of lasers
#07 October 28      optical interactions in semiconductors
#08 November 04 light emitting diodes and diode lasers
#09 November 11  detectors, noise in detection systems
#10 November 18  light propagation in anisotropic crystals
#11 November 25  Pockels and Kerr effect
#12 December 02  light modulators
#13 December 09  nonlinear optics, second harmonic generation
#14 December 16  phase matching, nonlinear optical materials

Course Description: Review of electromagnetism; geometrical optics, analysis of optical systems; wave properties of light, Gaussian beams, beam optics; interaction of light with matter,spontaneous and stimulated emission, optical amplification, theory and applications of lasers, optical interactions in semiconductors, light emitting diodes and diode lasers; detectors, noise in detection systems; light propagation in anisotropic crystals, Pockels and Kerr effect, light modulators; nonlinear optics, second harmonic generation, phase matching, nonlinear optical materials.

Course Objectives: The objective of this course is to teach the state-of-the art in photonics and lasers, as well as related measurement and characterization techniques available in various research laboratories of the affiliated research faculty.

Learning Outcomes: The students are expected to learn the optical, photonics, and laser topics listed in the course description. In addition, the student should be able to pick the appropriate measurement techniques, which are necessary for the characterization of related optical, photonic, and laser material, structure, and device.

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

Textbook: Laser Electronics, 3rd Edition, Joseph Verdeyen, Prentice Hall (1994).

Grading policy: Two midterm exams (25 % each), a final exam (25%), and a presentation (25%). The dates of the exams will be announced later. Makeup exams are very reluctantly given only with a university approved medical excuse. Do not plan to take makeups.

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: All 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.

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