ECE 494/594 Laser Electronics II

FALL 1996 - 3 Credit Hours
Mon. Wed. Fri., 10:00 - 11:00am
Location: 108 Baldy Hall

State University of New York at Buffalo
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Instructor: Prof. Alexander Cartwright
Office: 214 Bonner Hall
Office Hours: Mon. Wed.: 1:00 - 2:30PM
Telephone: (716) 645-1053

Text: None!


Joseph T. Verdeyen, Laser Electronics, 3rd ed.
Yariv, Optical Electronics.
Saleh & Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics.
Chuang, Physics of Optoelectronic Devices.

Prerequisites: PHA 108; Pre or Corequisite: MTH 242

Course Description:
This course will study the fundamentals of optical device operation: propagation of coherent light in crystals, nonlinear optics, harmonic generation and parametric oscillation, electro-optics and optical detection. We will emphasize the use of short laser pulses (femtosecond) in these devices. Moreover, it will be an overview of these processes and will show how these processes are used in ascertaining semiconductor optical properties that are essential for the optimization of photonic devices (e.g. lasers, modulators, optical switches) based on semiconductors.

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