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Module Code: EEE314
Module Title: Introduction to Optoelectronics and Photonics
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Pre-requisites: EEE225ORMEC201EEE209EEE225
To introduce students to fundamental optoelectronic principles, devices - light, optical fibre, lasers in optoelectronics
Learning outcomes 
Knowing and Understanding

A. Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this module, students should have: an understanding of the wave nature of light, dielectric waveguides, optical fibers; an understanding of stimulated emission and lasers; and an understanding of photo-detectors and photovoltaic devices.

B. Intellectual Abilities

On successful completion of this module, students should have: the ability to analyze light transmission in a medium (e.g. fiber) and the ability to determine components (fibers and lasers) to meet a specification.

C. Practical Skills

On successful completion of this module, students should have: the ability to determine device properties from the characteristics, the ability to calculate the basic quantities of optical fibers, the ability to perform simple analysis of light transmission along an optical fiber, and the ability to use LEDs, semiconductor lasers and optical fibers.

D. General Transferable Skills

On successful completion of the module, students should be able to show experience and enhancement of the following key skills: independent learning and optoelectronic components analysis.

E. Laser Safety Awareness

On successful completion of the module, students should have: an awareness of laser safety associated with consumer electronic products and various commercial equipment; the ability to use lasers safely.

This module will be delivered by a combination of formal lectures, problem classes, experiments, class demonstrations and case studies.
Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures, problem classes/tutorials, experiments, self-learning
1. Wave nature of light: plane electromagnetic waves, Maxwell’s equations, Snell’s law, Fresnel equations.

2. Optical fibers and dielectric waveguide: single and multi-mode waveguides, single-mode fibers, light absorption and scattering.

3. Semiconductor science and LED: basic concepts of semiconductor physics, p-n junction, light-emitting diodes (LEDs)

4. Stimulated emission and lasers: stimulated emission, optical fiber amplifiers, gas lasers, laser oscillation, principle of the laser diode, single frequency solid state lasers.

5. Photo-detectors: principle of the p-n junction photo-detector, heterojunction photo-detectors, photo-transistors, photo-conductive detectors.

6. Photovoltaic devices: basic principles of photovoltaic devices, parameters of solar cells.
7. Advanced topics and a summary of the module.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 52   2  12  8    76  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Report 1 25.00
2 Report 2 25.00
3 Lab Experiments 18.00
4 Laser Safety An In-Class Test And Lab Etiquette 14.00
5 Homework Quizzes 18.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/5/2020 8:12:27 PM