Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2016/2017
Belonging course: 
Course of Master's Degree Programme on INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING
Disciplinary sector: 
ELECTRONICS (ING-INF/01)
Credits: 
6
Year of study: 
2
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
48

Language

lectures in Italian

Course description

Fundamental of optical TLC systems and related applications to sensor devices.

Expected learning outcomes (according to Dublin descriptors)
# 1: Knowledge and understanding.
Thanks to the methodological approach used during the course students mature skills and understanding necessary for future studies

# 2: Knowledge and understanding applied.
The theoretical training is accompanied by examples, applications and laboratory experiences that stimulate the active participation, proactive attitude and the ability for independent development.

# 3: Making judgments.
The proposed topics will help the ability to understand, apply and eventually develop optoelectronic setup for both telecomunication and sensing purposes.

# 4: Communication skills.
Demonstrating logical-deductive reasoning and exposition synthesis. Ability to succinctly explain, logically organized, and effectively course concepts to specialists.

# 5: Ability to learn.
Developing independent learning skills .

The educational material for the student is available on the e-learning site edi.uniparthenope.it (the access is limited to students and needs a password)

Prerequisites

FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRONICS AND ELECTROMAGNETISM

Syllabus

WAVE NATURE OF LIGHT: Light Waves in a Homogeneous Medium, Refractive Index, Group Velocity and Group Index, Magnetic Field, Irradiance and Poynting Vector, Snell's Law and Total Internal Reflection (TIR), Fresnel's Equations, Multiple Interference and Optical Resonators, Goos-Hänchen Shift and Optical Tunneling, Temporal and Spatial Coherence, Diffraction Principles.
POLARIZATION AND MODULATION OF LIGHT: Polarization, Light Propagation in an Anisotropic Medium: Birefringence, Birefringent Optical Devices, Optical Activity and Circular Birefringence, Electro-Optic Effects, Integrated Optical Modulators, Acousto-Optic Modulator, Magneto-Optic Effects.
DIELECTRIC WAVEGUIDES AND OPTICAL FIBERS: Symmetric Planar Dielectric Slab Waveguide, Modal and Waveguide Dispersion in the Planar Waveguide, Step Index Fiber, Numerical Aperture, Dispersion in Single Mode Fibers, Bit-Rate, Dispersion, Electrical and Optical Bandwidth, The Graded Index Optical Fiber, Light Absorption and Scattering, Attenuation in Optical Fibers, Fiber Manufacture.
SEMICONDUCTOR SCIENCE AND LIGHT EMITTING DIODES: Semiconductor Concepts and Energy Bands, Direct and Indirect Bandgap Semiconductors: E-k Diagrams, pn Junction Principles, The pn Junction Band Diagram, Light Emitting Diodes, LED Materials, eterojunction High Intensity LEDs, LED LEDs for Optical Fiber Communications.
STIMULATED EMISSION DEVICES LASERS: Stimulated Emission and Photon Amplification, Stimulated Emission Rate and Einstein Coefficients, Optical Fiber Amplifiers, Gas Laser: The He-Ne Laser, The Output Spectrum of a Gas Laser , LASER Oscillation Conditions, Principle of the Laser Diode, Heterostructure Laser Diodes, Elementary Laser Diode Characteristics, Steady State Semiconductor Rate Equation, Light Emitters for Optical Fiber Communications, Single Frequency Solid State Lasers, Quantum Well Devices, Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs), Optical Laser Amplifiers, Holography.
PHOTODETECTORS: Principle of the pn Junction Photodiode, Ramo's Theorem and External Photocurrent, Absorption Coefficient and Photodiode Materials, Quantum Efficiency and Responsivity, The pin Photodiode , Avalanche Photodiode, Heterojunction Photodiodes, Phototransistors, Photoconductive Detectors and Photoconductive Gain.

WAVE NATURE OF LIGHT (10h)
Light Waves in a Homogeneous Medium, Refractive Index, Group Velocity and Group Index, Magnetic Field, Irradiance and Poynting Vector, Snell's Law and Total Internal Reflection (TIR), Fresnel's Equations, Multiple Interference and Optical Resonators, Goos-Hänchen Shift and Optical Tunneling, Temporal and Spatial Coherence, Diffraction Principles.
POLARIZATION AND MODULATION OF LIGHT
Polarization, Light Propagation in an Anisotropic Medium: Birefringence, Birefringent Optical Devices, Optical Activity and Circular Birefringence, Electro-Optic Effects, Integrated Optical Modulators, Acousto-Optic Modulator, Magneto-Optic Effects.
DIELECTRIC WAVEGUIDES AND OPTICAL FIBERS (10h)
Symmetric Planar Dielectric Slab Waveguide, Modal and Waveguide Dispersion in the Planar Waveguide, Step Index Fiber, Numerical Aperture, Dispersion in Single Mode Fibers, Bit-Rate, Dispersion, Electrical and Optical Bandwidth, The Graded Index Optical Fiber, Light Absorption and Scattering, Attenuation in Optical Fibers, Fiber Manufacture.
SEMICONDUCTOR SCIENCE AND LIGHT EMITTING DIODES (10h)
Semiconductor Concepts and Energy Bands, Direct and Indirect Bandgap Semiconductors: E-k Diagrams, pn Junction Principles, The pn Junction Band Diagram, Light Emitting Diodes, LED Materials, eterojunction High Intensity LEDs, LED LEDs for Optical Fiber Communications.
STIMULATED EMISSION DEVICES LASERS (8h)
Stimulated Emission and Photon Amplification, Stimulated Emission Rate and Einstein Coefficients, Optical Fiber Amplifiers, Gas Laser: The He-Ne Laser, The Output Spectrum of a Gas Laser , LASER Oscillation Conditions, Principle of the Laser Diode, Heterostructure Laser Diodes, Elementary Laser Diode Characteristics, Steady State Semiconductor Rate Equation, Light Emitters for Optical Fiber Communications, Single Frequency Solid State Lasers, Quantum Well Devices, Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs), Optical Laser Amplifiers, Holography.
PHOTODETECTORS (6h)
Principle of the pn Junction Photodiode, Ramo's Theorem and External Photocurrent, Absorption Coefficient and Photodiode Materials, Quantum Efficiency and Responsivity, The pin Photodiode , Avalanche Photodiode, Heterojunction Photodiodes, Phototransistors,Photoconductive Detectors and Photoconductive Gain.
OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES (4h)

Teaching Methods

Textbooks

A. Cutolo. Bovino, Principe e Ricciardi, Optoelettronica e Fotonica, Aracne editore.
S. O. Kasap, Optoelectronics and Photonics: Principles and Practices, Prentice Hall

Learning assessment

The examination consists an oral examination on all the topics covered in the lectures. The oral exam aims to evaluate the understanding of fundamental topics of the subject and the ability to connect and compare different aspects addressed within the lectures.
The final grade is expressed in thirtieths.

More information

The reception time is on Monday from 2 to 4 pm in room 502.