Lecture gives comprehensive insight into nano-scale photonic devices, physical fundamentals behind, simulation techniques and an overview of the design and fabrication. Following applications of nano-scale photonic structures are discussed: waveguides, fiber couplers, light sources, modulators and detectors, photovoltaic cells, atomic-level devices, integrated microwave/optical devices.
General training in advanced photonic device design with an overview of simulation, fabrication, and characterization techniques. Hands-on experience with photonic and optoelectronic device modeling and simulation.
The presentation and the lecture notes will be provided every week.
Prof. Thomas Inn: Semiconductor Nanostructures, Oxford University Press Prof. Peter Wurfel: Physics of Solar Cells, Wiley Prof. H. Gatzen, Prof. Volker Saile, Prof. Juerg Leuthold: Micro and Nano Fabrication, Springer
Prerequisites / Notice
Basic knowledge of semiconductor physics, physics of the electromagnetic filed and thermodynamics.
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