This course introduces the student to the operating principles of a selection of optoelectronic devices. After exposure to the related physics topics the material delivered will cover the operating principles of optoelectronic devices ranging from LEDs, photodiodes and photodetectors, to optical amplifiers such as EDFAs (erbium doped amplifiers) and laser diodes. Topics covering the application of driver circuits utilizing operational amplifiers and power supplies specific to the regulation of optical components are covered. The optical signal to electronic signal conversion is reviewed. Application circuits and characterization of circuit and component behaviour will be explored in the laboratory environment. Units of measure and measurement techniques related to beam profiling are also covered. These topics are re-enforced with a lab project after week six.
This course of offered during the FALL term only and is currently INACTIVE