ECTS credits: 3
Level of course: PhD course
Time of year: Week 42, 16–20 October 2023
No. of contact hours/hours in total incl. preparation, assignment(s) or the like: 30 / 60
Capacity limits: none
Course fee: none
Objectives of the course:
The objective of the course is to acquaint the students with the principles of nonlinear optics, their use in photonic integrated circuits and the applications of this technology for telecommunication, spectroscopy and metrology.
It introduces the main nonlinear optical effects, related applications, and the material platforms available for photonic integration. It explores the physics of conversion between modes in waveguides. Finally, it applies numerical simulation software to solve design problems.
Learning outcomes and competences:
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
Active participation, submission of report with design study.
This course first introduces some fundamentals of light-matter interaction and the most important nonlinear optical effects. Then an overview of relevant photonic devices is presented, including lasers, waveguides and photodetectors. It is discussed how these photonic devices can be considered as building blocks that can be combined into a circuit and which material systems can be used for that.
Emphasis is put on the required trade-offs and the main differences between material systems. A Python-based simulation software is used to illustrate the concept of optical mode, and as a design tool to optimize device parameters to obtain efficient nonlinear processes (such as frequency conversion).
Optics, Fundamentals of Photonics, Electromagnetism
Name of lecturers:
Type of course/teaching methods:
Lectures, seminars, and exercises
A project report with a design study
Aarhus University and EPFL
Special comments on this course:
This course is available online or in person at EPFL.
Week 42, 16–20 October 2023
For registration, please send an e-mail to Nicolas Volet, via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for registration is 1 October 2023. Information regarding admission will be sent out no later than 3 October 2023.
If you have any questions, please contact Nicolas Volet, e-mail: email@example.com