PS 259

PS 259 Quantum Electronics and Photonic Devices (3 units)

This graduate course introduces the concepts of quantum electronics covering such topics as crystal physics, quantization of lattice vibrations, quantization of electromagnetic fields, pn junctions, heterojunctions, junction diodes, and optoelectronic devices, the propagation of optical beams, optical resonators, laser oscillation and laser systems, scattering and noise in optoelectronic systems.

Prerequisite: none

Agrawal, G. P. & Boyd, R. W., eds., Contemporary Nonlinear Optics (Quantum Electronics \Endash Principles and Applications, Academic Press, 1992.
Hunsperger, R. G. & Dekker, M., Photonic Devices and Systems.
Marcuse, Dietrich, Principles of Quantum Electronics, New York: Academic Press, Inc., 1980.
Osinski, M., Chua, S. J. & Chichibu, S. F., eds., Design, Fabrication and Characterization of Photonic Devices, Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1999.
Schubert, M. & Wilhelmi, B., Nonlinear Optics and Quantum Electronics, John Wiley & Sons, 1986.
Suematsu, Y. & Adams, A. R., eds., Handbook of Semiconductor Lasers and Photonics, Chapman & Hall, 1994.
Verdeyen, Joseph T., Laser Electronics 3rd Ed., New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1995.
Yariv, Amnon, Optical Electronics 4th Ed., Philadelphia: Saunders College Publishing, 1991.