Title : Photonics

Course No : EP3200

Interaction of photons with atoms – absorption/dispersion, emission
Light amplification – stimulated emission, gain, gain saturation
Lasers – Fabry-Perot resonators, threshold condition, longitudinal modes
Ray optics, ABCD law
Gaussian beam optics
Semiconductor light sources – LEDs, lasers
Semiconductor light detectors – PIN, APD
Introduction to fiber optics – SM/MM
Interaction with RF waves, Pockel’s effect
Polarization manipulation, anisotropic materials, double refraction
Optical components (Faraday rotator, isolator, circulator)
Fibre optic communication links – budget
Intro to WDM, EDFA and associated components
Fiber lasers (Q-switching, mode locking)
Introduction to quantum optics