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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code PH665
Subject Title Advanced Optoelectronics


Review of Semiconductor device Physics, Semiconductor Opto electronics- Solid State Materials, Emitters, Detectors and Amplifiers, Semiconductor Emitters- LEDs, Diodes, SLDs, CCDs, Semiconductor lasers- basic Structure, theory and device characteristics, DFB, DBR, Quantum well lasers ,Laser diode arrays, VCSEL etc. Semiconductor photo detectors:Materials - Si, Hg Cd Te, InGa As, Al Ga As, GaN etc for different wavelengths

Detectors :Photoconductors, photo diodes, PIN , APD ,Photo transistors, solar cells, CCDs, IR and UV detectors

Band gap Engineering, Quantum well structures, size effects, Hetero and nano structures. Fabrication techniques [MBE, CVD, Lithography, Thin films technoloy] and Device characterization. Integrated Optics-Optical wave guide theory, wave guide structures. Fiber optic interconnects- Fiber lasers and amplifiers, fiber sensors.

Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits [OEIC]- Directional couplers, Dividers, Multiplexers, Phase and Amplitude Modulators, Polarization and polarization controllers, etc. Photonics Signal processing, Nonlinear optics- Frequency Converters, Phase conjugation, optical Correlation etc

Photonic devices and applications for aerospace: Intensity, phase and polarization based Fiber optic sensors for measurement of temperature, pressure, stress etc for space craft health monitoring, Hydrogen leakage sensing in cryo engines. Fiber Optic Gyroscope for navigation application. Optical Intra Satellite links using ELED’s, VCSELs. Fiber Bragg gratings for health monitoring and smart materials: applications in aerospace.

Text Books

Same as Reference


1. Physics of Opto-electronic Devices- Shun Lien Chuang-Wiley, John&Sons-2009
2. Physics of Semiconductor devices-S.M.Sze & Kwok K Ng, Third edition,Wiley-2007[parts I, II and IV]
3. Infrared Photon detectors-Antoni Rogalski [Ed]-SPIE Optical Engineering Press-1995
4. CCD arrays, Cameras & Displays-Gerald C Hoist 1998 [2nd Ed], JCD Publishing-SPIE Optical Engg.Press
5. Fundamentals of Photonics, by Bahaa E. A. Saleh  and  Malvin Carl Teich, Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics
6. Photonic Devices By Jia-Ming Liu Cambridge University Press, 2005
7. Photonic Devices and Systems –by Robert G. Hunsperger, Taylor & Francis, 1994