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Course number and title: EE173 Photonic Devices
Credits: 4
Instructor(s)-in-charge: J. M. Liu (liu@ee.ucla.edu)
Course type: Lecture
Required or Elective: A pathway course.
Course Schedule:
Lecture: 4 hrs/week. Meets twice weekly.
Dicussion: 1 hr/discussion section. Multiple discussion sections offered per quarter.
Outside Study: 8 hrs/week.
Office Hours: 2 hrs/week by instructor. 2 hrs/week by each teaching assistant.
 
Course Assessment:
Homework: 8 assignments.
Exams: 1 midterm and 1 final examination.
 
Grading Policy: Typically 20% homework, 30% midterm, 50% final.
Course Prerequisites: EE101.
Catalog Description: Introduction to basic principles of photonic devices. Topics include crystal optics, dielectric optical waveguides, waveguide couplers, electro-optic devices, magneto-optic devices, acousto-optic devices, second-harmonic generation, optical Kerr effect, optical switching devices.  
Textbook and any related course material:
Class notes on Photonic Devices by J.M. Liu.
List of reference books.
 
Course Website
Topics covered in the course and level of coverage:
Basic principles of photonics. 6 hrs.
Optical wave propagation in crystals. 4 hrs.
Optical waveguides. 5 hrs.
Optical fibers. 7 hrs.
Coupled-mode theory. 3 hrs.
Optical couplers. 5 hrs.
Electro-optic devices. 7 hrs.
Course objectives and their relation to the Program Educational Objectives:  
Contribution of the course to the Professional Component:
Engineering Topics: 0 %
General Education: 0 %
Mathematics & Basic Sciences: 0 %
Expected level of proficiency from students entering the course:
Mathematics: Strong
Physics: Strong
Chemistry: Not Applicable
Technical writing: Some
Computer Programming: Some
Material available to students and department at end of course:
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Course Objectives and Outcomes Form: X X X X
Lecture notes, homework assignments, and solutions: X
Samples of homework solutions from 2 students: X
Samples of exam solutions from 2 students: X
Course performance form from student surveys: X X
Will this course involve computer assignments? NO Will this course have TA(s) when it is offered? YES

  Level of contribution of course to Program Outcomes
(a) Strong  
(c) Strong  
(e) Average  
(i) Average  
(k) Some  
(m) Average  
Strong: (a) (c)
Average: (e) (i) (m)
Some: (k)

:: Upon completion of this course, students will have had an opportunity to learn about the following ::
  Specific Course Outcomes Program Outcomes
1. Understand the macroscopic formulation and basic physical concepts of material responses to optical fields. a
2. Formulate and describe optical wave propagation in isotropic and anisotropic media. a e m
3. Find the principal axes and principal indices of refraction of an isotropic crystal. a m
4. Analyze the guided mode characteristics of planar dielectric optical waveguides. a m
5. Design the structure of a planar dielectric optical waveguide for certain desired characteristics. a c m
6. Analyze the mode characteristics of circular optical fibers. a m
7. Analyze the dispersion and loss characteristics of optical fibers. a m
8. Design the basic structure of a circular fiber for certain desired mode characteristics. a c m
9. Select an optical fiber for a particular application based on the specifications of the fiber and the requirement of the application. a e m
10. Formulate and analyze optical couplers using the coupled-mode theory. a e m
11. Analyze the characteristics of various optical waveguide couplers, including grating couplers and directional couplers. a m
12. Design various optical waveguide couplers, including grating couplers and directional couplers, for specified characteristics. a c m
13. Formulate and analyze electro-optic effects, particularly the Pockels effect, in optical crystals of various symmetry properties. a e m
14. Analyze the characteristics and evaluate the performance of bulk electro-optic modulators. a m
15. Design bulk electro-optic modulators, including phase modulators, polarization modulators, and amplitude modulators. a c m
16. Analyze the characteristics and evaluate the performance of waveguide electro-optic modulators. a m
17. Design waveguide electro-optic modulators, including traveling-wave electro-optic modulators. a c m
18. Several homework assignments covering all aspects of core concepts, analysis skills, and design skills of photonic devices addressed in this course. a c e i m
19. Comprehensive review sessions by the instructor at the end of the course to provide an overview of the subject and to summarize all important concepts. e i k
20. Opportunities to interact weekly with the instructor and the teaching assistant(s) during regular office hours and discussion sections in order to further the students' learning experience and the students' interest in the material. i

  Program outcomes and how they are covered by the specific course outcomes
(a)   Understand the macroscopic formulation and basic physical concepts of material responses to optical fields.  
  Formulate and describe optical wave propagation in isotropic and anisotropic media.  
  Find the principal axes and principal indices of refraction of an isotropic crystal.  
  Analyze the guided mode characteristics of planar dielectric optical waveguides.  
  Design the structure of a planar dielectric optical waveguide for certain desired characteristics.  
  Analyze the mode characteristics of circular optical fibers.  
  Analyze the dispersion and loss characteristics of optical fibers.  
  Design the basic structure of a circular fiber for certain desired mode characteristics.  
  Select an optical fiber for a particular application based on the specifications of the fiber and the requirement of the application.  
  Formulate and analyze optical couplers using the coupled-mode theory.  
  Analyze the characteristics of various optical waveguide couplers, including grating couplers and directional couplers.  
  Design various optical waveguide couplers, including grating couplers and directional couplers, for specified characteristics.  
  Formulate and analyze electro-optic effects, particularly the Pockels effect, in optical crystals of various symmetry properties.  
  Analyze the characteristics and evaluate the performance of bulk electro-optic modulators.  
  Design bulk electro-optic modulators, including phase modulators, polarization modulators, and amplitude modulators.  
  Analyze the characteristics and evaluate the performance of waveguide electro-optic modulators.  
  Design waveguide electro-optic modulators, including traveling-wave electro-optic modulators.  
  Several homework assignments covering all aspects of core concepts, analysis skills, and design skills of photonic devices addressed in this course.  
(c)   Design the structure of a planar dielectric optical waveguide for certain desired characteristics.  
  Design the basic structure of a circular fiber for certain desired mode characteristics.  
  Design various optical waveguide couplers, including grating couplers and directional couplers, for specified characteristics.  
  Design bulk electro-optic modulators, including phase modulators, polarization modulators, and amplitude modulators.  
  Design waveguide electro-optic modulators, including traveling-wave electro-optic modulators.  
  Several homework assignments covering all aspects of core concepts, analysis skills, and design skills of photonic devices addressed in this course.  
(e)   Formulate and describe optical wave propagation in isotropic and anisotropic media.  
  Select an optical fiber for a particular application based on the specifications of the fiber and the requirement of the application.  
  Formulate and analyze optical couplers using the coupled-mode theory.  
  Formulate and analyze electro-optic effects, particularly the Pockels effect, in optical crystals of various symmetry properties.  
  Several homework assignments covering all aspects of core concepts, analysis skills, and design skills of photonic devices addressed in this course.  
  Comprehensive review sessions by the instructor at the end of the course to provide an overview of the subject and to summarize all important concepts.  
(i)   Several homework assignments covering all aspects of core concepts, analysis skills, and design skills of photonic devices addressed in this course.  
  Comprehensive review sessions by the instructor at the end of the course to provide an overview of the subject and to summarize all important concepts.  
  Opportunities to interact weekly with the instructor and the teaching assistant(s) during regular office hours and discussion sections in order to further the students' learning experience and the students' interest in the material.  
(k)   Comprehensive review sessions by the instructor at the end of the course to provide an overview of the subject and to summarize all important concepts.  
(m)   Formulate and describe optical wave propagation in isotropic and anisotropic media.  
  Find the principal axes and principal indices of refraction of an isotropic crystal.  
  Analyze the guided mode characteristics of planar dielectric optical waveguides.  
  Design the structure of a planar dielectric optical waveguide for certain desired characteristics.  
  Analyze the mode characteristics of circular optical fibers.  
  Analyze the dispersion and loss characteristics of optical fibers.  
  Design the basic structure of a circular fiber for certain desired mode characteristics.  
  Select an optical fiber for a particular application based on the specifications of the fiber and the requirement of the application.  
  Formulate and analyze optical couplers using the coupled-mode theory.  
  Analyze the characteristics of various optical waveguide couplers, including grating couplers and directional couplers.  
  Design various optical waveguide couplers, including grating couplers and directional couplers, for specified characteristics.  
  Formulate and analyze electro-optic effects, particularly the Pockels effect, in optical crystals of various symmetry properties.  
  Analyze the characteristics and evaluate the performance of bulk electro-optic modulators.  
  Design bulk electro-optic modulators, including phase modulators, polarization modulators, and amplitude modulators.  
  Analyze the characteristics and evaluate the performance of waveguide electro-optic modulators.  
  Design waveguide electro-optic modulators, including traveling-wave electro-optic modulators.  
  Several homework assignments covering all aspects of core concepts, analysis skills, and design skills of photonic devices addressed in this course.  

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