- Concepts of wave optics, electromiagnetic optics, and Fourier optics for signal processing.
Basic conceptos of geometrical optics, wave optics, and polarized ligth.
Interference, interferometric systems. Interferometric devices and optical filters.
Difraction and Fourier optics.
Fiber optics (FO). Different types of fiber optics. Transmission characteristics of FO: attenuation and bandwidth.
- Conceps of lasers and optical electronics.
Emission and detection of light radiation.
Optical Amplifiers and optical resonators. Solid State optical amplifiers. Laser Emitters and characteristics.
Photon in Semiconductors.
Light emitting sources in semiconductors. SOAs Optical Amplifiers, LEDs and Diode Lasers. Spatial, Spectral, modulation and Bandwidth characteristics.
Optical Detectors in Semiconductors. PIN and APD Photodiodes. Spectral characteristics, speed and banwidth characteristics.
- Concepts of ultrafast and integrated photonic devices to be applied in optical communications and signal processing.
Techniques for ultrashort pulse generation:Techniques based on gain modulation and mode-locking.
Optical Light Modulators for ultrahigh speed and integrated devices.
Vertical Cavity Semiconductor Light Emitters (VCSEL) and Laser Arrays. Smart pixels arrays. Optical integrated devices for filtering and signal processing.
Optical and holographic connections. Optical Analog and Digital Computation. Vector Matrix Multipliers. Optical and Optoelectronic Neural Networks.