• ELEN E4411x Fundamentals of photonics 3 pts. Lect: 3. Prerequisites: ELEN E3401 or equivalent. Planar resonators. Photons and photon streams. Photons and atoms: energy levels and band structure; interactions of photons with matter; absorption, stimulated and spontaneous emission; thermal light, luminescence light. Laser amplifiers: gain, saturation, and phase shift; rate equations; pumping. Lasers: theory of oscillation; laser output characteristics. Photons in semiconductors: generation, recombination, and injection; heterostructures; absorption and gain coefficients. Semiconductor photon sources: LEDs; semiconductor optical amplifiers; homojunction and heterojunction laser diodes. Semiconductor photon detectors: p-n, p-i-n, and heterostructure photo diodes; avalanche photodiodes.

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    Autumn 2014 :: ELEN E4411
    ELEN
    4411
    28353
    001
    Tu 10:10a - 12:40p
    337 SEELEY W. MUDD BUILDING
    R. Osgood 28 [ More Info ]