227-0085-03L  Projects & Seminars: COMSOL Design Tool – Design of Optical Components

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersJ. Leuthold
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology BSc.

The course unit can only be taken once. Repeated enrollment in a later semester is not creditable.


227-0085-03 PProjekte & Seminare: COMSOL Design Tool – Design of Optical Components Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
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3 hrs
Mon13:00-16:00ON LI NE »
J. Leuthold

Catalogue data

AbstractThe category of "Laboratory Courses, Projects, Seminars" includes courses and laboratories in various formats designed to impart practical knowledge and skills. Moreover, these classes encourage independent experimentation and design, allow for explorative learning and teach the methodology of project work.
ObjectiveSimulation tools are becoming an essential accessory for scientists and engineers for the development of new devices and study of physical phenomena. More and more disciplines rely on accurate simulation tools to get insight and also to accurately design novel devices.

COMSOL is a powerful multiphysics simulation tool. It is used for a wide range of fields, including electromagnetics, semiconductors, thermodynamics and mechanics. In this P&S we will focus on the rapidly growing field of integrated photonics.

During hands-on exercises, you will learn how to accurately model and simulate various optical devices, which enables high-speed optical communication. At the end of the course, students will gain practical experience in simulating photonic components by picking a small project in which certain photonic devices will be optimized to achieve required specifications. These simulated devices find applications in Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) on chip-scale.

Course website: Link
Prerequisites / NoticeNo previous knowledge of simulation tools is required. A basic understanding of electromagnetics is helpful but not mandatory.
The course will be taught in English.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersJ. Leuthold
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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227-0085-03 PProjekte & Seminare: COMSOL Design Tool – Design of Optical Components
Mon13:00-16:00ON LI NE »
only for  Electrical Engin. + Information Technology BSc (228000)


General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
PlacesLimited number of places. Special selection procedure.
Beginning of registration periodRegistration possible from 18.09.2020
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupElectrical Engin. + Information Technology BSc (228000)
Waiting listuntil 25.09.2020
End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 25.09.2020
GroupsRestrictions are listed under Groups

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