Instructor: Mohammed Islam
EECS 434 provides an introduction to photonics, optoelectronics, lasers and fiber-optics. The course reviews briefly Maxwell's equations to derive appropriate equations for optics. Polarization and liquid crystals are discussed, and reflection at interfaces, mirrors and interferometers are studied. Guided wave optics is discussed, including the important areas of dielectric waveguides and fiber optics. Other topics are also covered, such as resonator optics and lasers. Then, the attention turns to semiconductors, including laser diodes, LEDs and photodetectors. Class demonstrations will cover practical devices that rely on optics and photonics.
B.E.A. Saleh and M.C. Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (1st or 2nd Edition)