course: Photonics

number:
141261
teaching methods:
lecture with tutorials
media:
computer based presentation, black board and chalk
responsible person:
Prof. Dr. Martin R. Hofmann
lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Martin R. Hofmann (ETIT)
language:
english
HWS:
4
CP:
5
offered in:
summer term

dates in summer term

  • start: Wednesday the 11.04.2018
  • lecture Wednesdays: from 10:15 to 11.45 o'clock in ID 04/445
  • tutorial (alternativ) Thursdays: from 14:15 to 15.45 o'clock in ID 04/401
  • tutorial (alternativ) Thursdays: from 14:15 to 15.45 o'clock in ID 03/419

Exam

Oral

Date according to prior agreement with lecturer.

Duration: 30min
Exam registration: FlexNow

goals

The students have learned the fundamentals of optical information transfer and retrieval. The have acquired basic knowledge of lasers, linear and non-linear optics and understand the concepts of optical memories (CD, DVD) and optical telecommunication.

content

The lecture starts with the fundamentals of linear optics (refraction, diffraction, dispersion etc.). Afterwards, the interaction of light and matter is analyzed and the fundamentals of lasers are worked out. Important laser systems are discussed and principles of the generation of short light pulses are explained. Furthermore, the principles and applications of non-linear optics are discussed. As the most important photonic application, optical memories and optical telecommunications are discussed in separate chapters. The lecture is concluded with an outlook on the potential of photonic crystals.

requirements

none

recommended knowledge

Fundamental knowlegde of electromagnetic waves

literature

  1. Saleh, , Teich, "Fundamentals of Photonics", Wiley & Sons, 2007
  2. Meschede, Dieter "Optics, Light and Lasers", Wiley-VCH, 2007
  3. Jahns, Jürgen "Photonik. Grundlagen, Komponenten und Systeme", Oldenbourg, 2001