Checking date: 30/07/2014

Course: 2019/2020

Photonic Integrated Circuits
Study: Master in Electronic Systems Engineering and Applications (304)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electronic Technology

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Electronic, Photonic and Electro-optic Components (304 - 12415)
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
COMPETENCES ¿ To be able to continue learning in a self-guided and autonomous basis ¿ To be able to understand new technologies used in electronic systems, and their proper use to solve new problems or access new applications ¿ To be able to design electronic systems from concept, on the basis of specification, using proper design tools. ¿ To be able to use tools, techniques and methodologies in the design of electronic subsystems and systems ¿ To know the state of the art and future trends LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon finishing he course, the students must be able to: ¿ Know the different types of photonic integration technologies ¿ Know the state of the art for each type of technology, and the challenges facing the developments on each one. ¿ Know how to use design software to develop a photonic integrated circuit.
Description of contents: programme
Photonic Integrated Circuits allow miniaturizing photonic systems used in numerous fields of application. We will describe the different existing technologies to integrate photonic systems, including silicon and indium phosphide, covering the advantages and disadvantages. The course then will introduce the different building blocks, passive and active, describing their basic parameters, and the technological limitations for each. This basic building blocks allow to develop some basic components, such as DFB and DBR lasers, from which photonic systems grow. The course takes the bottom-up approach, describing first the basic components to reach the system. Real examples of photonic integrated circuits will be presented, such as optical interconnects and wireless transceivers. We will also introduce specific tools for design. 1 - Introduction ¿ Historic Environment: Development of integrated optical ¿ Technological environment: silicon, InP, Polymers. Active / passive integration. ¿ Application Environment: Communications, Instrumentation, Biomedicine. ¿ Business Environment: Technological Leader in the market. 2 -. Fundamental Blocks Passive Building Blocks ¿ Guiding light: straight guides, guide curves, slotted guides, ARROW ¿ Couplers: Couplers Y, Couplings interferential ¿ Directional Couplers: evanescent Bragg and Networks Active Building Blocks ¿ Phase Modulators ¿ Generation of light in the material: Optical Amplifiers Semiconductors. ¿ Light Detection: Photodiode. 3 - Basic integrated optical modules ¿ Integrated Optical Filters ¿ Fiber couplers, Bragg couplers ¿ integrated optical modulators ¿ DFB lasers, DBR ¿ Balanced Photodetector 4 - Design Tools 5 -. Integrated optical system ¿ Optical Interconnects ¿ Wireless Enabled Photonic front-ends
Learning activities and methodology
LEARNING ACTIVITIES ¿ Lecture ¿ Recitation ¿ Tutorial ¿ Individual student work TEACHING METHODOLOGIES ¿ Lecture class with support of audiovisual media, in which the main concepts of the subject are developed and the literature is provided to supplement student learning. ¿ Critical reading recommended by the subject teacher texts: reports, manuals, scientific articles, either for subsequent class discussion, either to expand and consolidate the knowledge of the subject. ¿ Solving practical cases, problems, etc.. posed by the teacher individually or in group ¿ Presentation and discussion in class, under teacher moderation issues related to the content of the material and case studies
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Bahaa E. A. Saleh, Malvin Carl Teich. Fundamentals of Photonics, 2nd Edition. Wiley. 2007
  • Larry A. Coldren, Scott W. Corzine, Milan L. Mashanovitch. Diode Lasers and Photonic Integrated Circuits. Wiley. 2012

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.