5 ECTS course that runs in the Spring semester.
It is part of the Electrical Engineering (EE) curriculum, and can be taken as an elective during the Bachelor's cycle or the Master's cycle.
The program includes: propagation of electromagnetic waves, Gaussian optics, polarization, generation of light, waveguides and optical modes, scattering, interferometers and multiplexing, materials for photonics and crystal growth, semiconductors, photo-electric effect and PN junctions, electro-optic effect and nonlinear photonics.
10 ECTS course at the Master's level that runs in the Fall semester.
It is an elective course included in the "Photonics" specialization package (see this link).
It addresses the core photonic engineering technologies such as laser diodes, optical fibers, and photonic integrated circuits, and their applications in communications, sensing and metrology. This course is of interest to engineers who want to become active in the field of photonics, as well as to electrical engineers who want broaden their scope and anticipate on the exponentially increasing convergence of electronics and photonics.
3 ECTS course at the PhD level that runs during "week 42" (October).
The objective of the course is to acquaint the students with the principles of nonlinear optics, their use in photonic integrated circuits and the applications of this technology for telecommunication, spectroscopy and metrology.
It introduces the main nonlinear optical effects, related applications, and the material platforms available for photonic integration. It explores the physics of conversion between modes in waveguides. Finally, it applies numerical simulation software to solve design problems.
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
– explain the main nonlinear optical effects and the main platforms for photonic integration that are available.
– make a design study, with a qualitative understanding of the required trade-offs and a quantitative knowledge of the typical component and/or circuit operation parameters.