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Opto-electronics: Course Contents (EE-471)

Opto-electronics focuses on the devices enabling a merger between the fields of photonics and electronics

Course Outline

Nature  of  light

Basic  laws  of  light

Optical  fibre

‚ÄčTypes  of  optical  fiber


Laser  losses

Population  inversion

Threshold  conditions

Laser  modes

Classes  of  lasers

Semiconductor  light  sources

Light  emitting  diodes

Semiconductor  laser  diodes (SLDs)

Modulation of opto-electronic sources

Noise sources

SNR analysis of opto-electronic devices and systems

Wavelength  division  multiplexing (WDM)

Benefits  of  WDM

Dense wavelength division multiplexing. 

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