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OSE6455C- Photonics Laboratory

Experimental study of photonic devices and systems including liquid crystal displays, fiber-optic sensors, laser diodes, electro-optic modulation, acousto-optic modulation, lightwave detection, optical communications, and photonic signal processing.

The goal of this course is help the students relate what they have learned in classroom to what they can see in the lab of a variety topics related to photonics. In addition, it will take away the “fear factor” by providing experience of operating various equipment. The students will learn to establish good practices in experimentation including keeping a lab notebook, keeping the experiment station clean and to write lab reports of journal-manuscript quality/style.

Pre-requisites:  Graduate Standing, OSE 5414 Fundamentals of Optoelectronic Devices, and OSE 6474 Optical Communications Systems

Suggested reading

  • Fundamentals of Photonics by B. E. A. Saleh and M. C. Teich, Wiley, 1991.
  • Optical Electronics in Modern Communications by A. Yariv, Oxford, 5th Edition, 1997.

List of topics covered

  • LabView
  • Beam Propagation
  • Waveguides
  • Acousto-Optics
  • Electro-Optics
  • Liquid Crystal Display
  • Fiber Sensor
  • Laser Diode
  • Fiber-Optic Link
  • Wavelength-Division Multiplexed System
  • Simulation of Photonic Systems