1.- Revision: Electromagnetic waves propagation. Light as an electromagnetic wave.
2.-Light propagation in free space. Geometrical, undulatory and beam optics concepts. Interference and diffraction. Polarization of light.
3.-Light propagation in linear dielectric media. Dispersion. Integrated waveguides. Optical fibers and optical fiber components.
4.- Revision: Light as a particle: the photon. The black body radiation spectrum. Light-matter interaction: emission and absorption of light. Introduction to quantum states of light.
5.-Coherent emission of light: lasers. Stimulated emission and the laser effect. Working principles of lasers: Rate Equations. Types of lasers. Gas lasers, solid-state lasers, Semiconductor lasers (Edge emitting lasers and VCSELs), Quantum cascade lasers, Fiber optic lasers, Pulsed lasers: mode-locked lasers. Other (non-coherent) light Sources: LEDs.
6.- Light detection. Ideal photon detector. Responsivity. Heterodyne or coherent detection. Detection noise and classical detection limit (shot noise). Types of photon detectors: photodiodes, photomultipliers, CCDs, ¿
7.- Other important photonic components: Electro-optics and acousto-optic modulators, Spatial light modulators.
8.- Photonics systems and subsystems examples