Fundamentals of Photonic Structures

Login to KOS for course enrollment Display time-table
Code Completion Credits Range
12ZFS Z,ZK 2 2P
Ivan Richter (guarantor)
Ivan Richter (guarantor)
Department of Physical Electronics

The lecture covers the basics of photonic structures, it classifies photonic structures compares them with the electronic structures, summarizes their preparation and characterization. Specifically, the lecture discusses the basic physics and technology of optical waveguides; it introduces basic linear, nonlinear, and active structures of integrated photonics for applications in optical communications and sensors. Next, the attention is given to introduction of plasmonic structures and plasmonics, periodic structures and photonic crystals, metamaterials, metasurfaces, and finally to photonic structures for quantum technologies. Finally, the lecture is closed with student presentations on selected relevant topics and excursions to selected photonic laboratories.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Classification of photonic structures, physical and optical properties, comparison

2. Electronic and photonic nanostructures -comparison, pros a cons, physical description

3. Realization technology, characterization methods, simulations of photonic structures

4. Photonics structures based on guided waves –planar a fiber waveguides, basic properties

5. Optical fibers and waveguides –dispersion, transfer properties, multiplexing, amplification

6. Integrated photonics –structures for applications in optical communications and sensors

7. Optical sensors -classification, properties, comparison

8. Nonlinear and active photonic structures, unconventional photonic lasers

9. Plasmonic structures and plasmonics

10. Periodic structures, diffraction gratings, photonic crystals

11. Artificial structures, metamaterials, metasurfaces, structures with extreme parameters

12. Photonic structures for quantum technologies

13. Student presentations on selected topics, excursions to selected photonic laboratories

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Knowledge: knowledge of theoretical fundamentals of nanoelectronics, selected types of nanostructures and nanomaterials as well as basic semiconductor (nano)technologies (MBE, MOVPE and EBL).

Skills: orientation in the field of nanoelectronics, selected types of nanostructures and nanomaterials as well as of basic semiconductor (nano)technologies. Skills of independent and critical work with sources, preparation and presentation based on the selected topic.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] B. E. A. Saleh, M. C. Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics, John Wiley & Sons, 1991.

[2] A. McGurn, Nanophotonics, Springer Series in Optical Sciences 213, Springer, 2018.

[3] J. D. Joannopoulos, R. D. Meade, J. N. Winn, Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light. Princeton University Press, 2008.

Recommended references:

[4] E. J. Murphy, Integrated Optical Circuits and Components: Design and Applications, Marcel Dekker, 1999.

[5] L. Pavesi, D. J. Lockwood, Handbook of Silicon Photonics, Taylor & Francis, 2013.

Time-table for winter semester 2020/2021:
Time-table is not available yet
Time-table for summer semester 2020/2021:
Time-table is not available yet
The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2021-03-02
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet6363806.html