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Photonics (2021)

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General info

Course content: The course primarily provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts in photonics, which have increasing applications in the area of information technology, optical sensing, lightning, energy, healthcare and life science. The course will focus on the interaction of photons and matter, the propagation of light in optical fibers, the operation principles of light emitting diodes, semiconductor lasers, detectors and optical modulators.

Lecturer: Ivan Kassamakov, C318, email: ivan dot kassamakov at helsinki dot fi.
Assistants: Göran Maconi , C204a, email: goran dot maconi at helsinki dot fi.
Joni Papponen,email: joni dot papponen at helsinki dot fi.

Exam: TBA

Lectures: Thursdays in Zoom, 21.1. – 6.5.2021 at 12:15–14:00.

Exercises: Thursdays in Zoom, 21.1. – 6.5.2021 at 14:15–16:00.

Literature: S.O. Kasap: Optoelectronics and Photonics – Principles and Practices, Pearson 2013, 2nd Ed. and E. Hecht: Optics, Addison Wesley 2001, 4th Ed. (or older)

Course code: MATR377

Scope: 10 credits.

Timing in studies: Advanced studies, 2nd – 3rd year or later.

Prerequisites: First year classes in electromagnetism and calculus (MAPU), Structure of Matter I-II, Electronics I, Optics (recommended).