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ECE 442 - Silicon Photonics

Spring 2021

Official Description

Overview of silicon integrated photonics in three sections: (1) fundamentals of waveguide optics and passive silicon photonic devices including wavelength filters, mode converters, polarization and dispersion management. (2) active silicon photonic devices based on carrier injection/depletion pn junction, photonic modulators, optical switches, photodetectors. (3) application of integrated silicon photonics in optical communications systems in short and long haul optical links and datacenters. Emerging applications in quantum computing, neuromoprhic computing and biosensing. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: ECE 350.

Subject Area

Microelectronics and Photonics

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