Integrated Optics

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Department of Laser Physics and Photonics

Description of the most important integrated-optical components and devices for applications in optical communication and sensing. Theoretical backgrounds, numerical modelling and fabrication technology. Physical principles of passive, dynamic (externally controllable), active (amplifying) and optically nonlinear integrated photonic devices. Contemporary trends of their development: silicon photonics, photonic crystals, plasmonics.


Physical optics 1 and 2, Optoelectronics, Guided electromagnetic waves.

Syllabus of lectures:

1.Introduction. Electromagnetic theory of planar and channel optical waveguides. Methods of calculation of eigenmodes. Radiation from waveguide bends.Eigenmodes of curved waveguides.

2."Beam propagation methods?. Fourier transform BPM, mode expansion propagation methods. Commercial software packets.

3.Introduction into fabrication technology of integrated photonics. Material bases: glass, silica-on-silicon, LiNbO3, semiconductors A3B5, SOI (silicon on insulator).

4.Charakterization methods for optical waveguides. Prism and grating coupling, mode spectroscopy of planar waveguides. Mode field distribution measurement. Loss measurement in planar and channel waveguides, method of Fabry-Perot resonances. Group index measurement. Application of SNOM.

5.Overview of basic physical effect utilized in integrated photonic devices. Thermo-optic, electro-optic, acousto-optic, magneto-optic and nonlinear optical effects. Plasma dispersion effects, Franz-Keldysh effect, electrorefraction and electroabsorption. Quantum confined Stark effect.

6.Passive integrated optical devices (power splitters, polarizers and polarization splitters, spectral de/multiplexors). Dynamic devices - modulators, tunable filters, polarization convertors. Er3+-doped and Raman optical waveguide amplifiers and lasers.

7.High-contrast devices, microresonator-based devices, silicon photonics.

8.Theoretical fundamentals of photonic crystals. Waveguides and microcavities in 2D photonic crystals. Fundamentals of plasmonics.

9. Applications of integrated photonics in information technologies and sensing.

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Knowledge: To master theoretical backgrounds and principles of numerical modelling of integrated photonic devices.

Skills: To familiarize with fabrication technologies of the most important devices already employed and under development for applications in optical communications and sensing.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Copies of presentations from lectures: www.ufe.cz/~ctyroky/fjfi/into

Recommended references:

[2] T. Tamir, ed.: Guided-wave optoelectronics, Springer, 1988

[3] D. L. Lee: Electromagnetic Principles of Integrated Optics, John Wiley and Sons, 1986.

[4] E.J.Murphy, ed.: Integrated optical circuits and components, Dekker, New York 1999.

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

[6] J. D. Joannopoulos, R. D. Meade, J. N.Winn, Photonic Crystals: Molding the Flow of Light. Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1995.

[7] K. Okamoto: Fundamentals of Optical Waveguides, Academic Press, 2005.

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