RF and Photonics (EE5)

M.Tech. program in RF and Photonics provides academic training and hands-on technical expertise in the area of radio-frequency (RF) and photonic technologies towards applications in a variety of interdisciplinary areas such as radar systems, satellite imaging, fiber and free-space classical and quantum technologies, optoelectronic devices, lasers, signal processing, metrology and sensing.Research activities include design, analysis and synthesis of devices, components, and aspects of system and network design.photonics1

The group designs, fabricates, and analyses various kinds of silicon photonic, plasmonic and diffractive optic devices.

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In addition to physical devices, research on Tbps optical communication systems with advanced modulation formats, optical signal processing and quantum communication are also investigated. We also have very active research on discrete and distributed fiber sensors, high-power fiber lasers operating at different wavelengths, narrow-line lasers and pulsed lasers, In the radio or microwave realm, we work on aspects of satellite remote sensing, inverse microwave imaging, computational electromagnetics, and radio over fiber millimeter wave communications for radar systems, optical fronthauling for 5G networks. We have active research collaborations with several international Universities such as the Optoelectronic Research Center Southampton, University of Rochester, University of Melbourne, University of Glasgow – to name a few. We also have active research collaborations with different Indian industry – Sterlite Technologies, Light motif, Forbes Marshall- to name a few. The group receives research funding from the different Government agencies, DRDO and industry.

Students who specialize in RF and Photonics typically get placed in top technical companies and government labs, while many choose to go on for doctoral studies. Some statistics and employers can be seen in the info graphic below.

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This is an interdisciplinary specialization, with the active collaboration and support of faculty from the Departments of Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mechanics, and Engineering Design. The curriculum for the RF & Photonics programme is as follows:-

EE5 MTech – RF and Photonics

Revised proposal (from July 2020)

Semester-wise credit hour distribution

Sem.

I

II

Sum.

III

IV

Total

Core Credits

36

9

25

20

40

130

Elective Credits

60

Total Credits

190

Core Credits : 45 ; Project Credits : 85; Elective Credits : 60;

L: Lecture, T: Tutorial, E: extended tutorial, P: Lab, O: outside class hours, C: credits. Cat: Category (S: Basic sciences, E: Basic Engineering, H: Humanities, P: Professional).

Indicated below is the distribution of core credits over different semesters

SEMESTER I

Course No

Name

L

T

E

P

O

C

EE5500

Introduction to Photonics

3

1

0

0

5

9

EE5505

Wave propagation for Communication

3

1

0

0

5

9

EE5400

Analog and Digital Circuits

2

0

3

7

12

EE5501

Photonics Lab

0

0

0

3

3

6

Total

8

2

0

6

20

36

SEMESTER II

EE5506

RF Lab (Expt+Simulation)

3

3

6

EE6900

Professional Seminar

1

2

3

SUMMER

No.

Title

L

T

E

P

O

C

EE6901

MTech Project

0

0

0

0

25

25

2

SEMESTER III

No.

Title

L

T

E

P

O

C

EE6902

MTech project

0

0

0

0

30

30

2

SEMESTER IV

No.

Title

L

T

E

P

O

C

EE6903

MTech project

0

0

0

0

30

30

Total

0

0

0

0

40

85

The M.Tech project is split into two phases — Project Phase-1 carrying 55-credits (to be carried out usually over the summer and the odd semester), and Project Phase-2 carrying 30-credits (to be carried out in the even semester).

Project Phase-1 is mandated for all students. Project Phase-2, which is the continuation of Phase-1, can be pursued only if it is approved by the evaluation committee.

At the end of Project Phase-1, the student should submit a report and make a presentation. The committee will then recommend whether or not the student is eligible to pursue Project Phase-2. If the student is not found eligible, additional course work has to be done so as to meet the total credit requirements for obtaining the M.Tech degree.

Suggested list of elective courses are given below.

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

EE5502

Optical Engineering

12

EE5504

Fibre Optic Communication Technology

12

EE5410/EE5130

Introduction to DSP/Digital Signal Processing

11

EE6500

Integrated Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits

12

EE6501

Optical Sensors

9

EE6700

Advanced Photonics Laboratory

9

EE6505

Waveguides, microwave circuits and antennas

12

ED5316

Antenna Theory and Design

10

EE5506

Fundamentals of Radar Systems

9

EE6320

RF Integrated Circuits

9

ED5052

Electromagnetic Compatibility for Product Design

11

EE8007

Microwave Photonics- Technologies, Systems and Networks

6

EE5153

Foundations of Optical Networking

12

EE5011

Computer Methods in EE

12

EE5312

VLSI Technology

12

PH5814

Laser Theory (Physics Dept)

9

EE5110

Probability Foundations for Signal Processing

11

EE5150

Communication Networks

12

EE5340

Microelectromechanical Systems

9

EE5182

Computational Electromagnetics

12

PH5620

Coherent and Quantum Optics

9

PH6360

Nonlinear optical proc and devices

9

PH5890

Ultrafast Laser and Applications

9

EE6420

Optical Communication Networks

9

EE6502

Optical Signal Processing and Quantum Comm

9

EE7500

Advanced topics in RF and Photonics

9

EE7001

Directed Study on Research Topics

9

Remaining elective credits can be any 5xxx/6xxx/7xxx courses with the approval of faculty advisor.