Subject description - XP34MTP

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XP34MTP Materials and Technologies for Photonic Devices and Structures
Roles:S Extent of teaching:2P
Department:13134 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:Prajzler V. Completion:ZK
Lecturers:Prajzler V. Credits:3
Tutors:Prajzler V. Semester:Z


The students get acquainted with optical materials such as semiconductors, optical glass, crystals, and polymers. The students get acquainted also with technologies for the fabrication of optical and optoelectronic devices and structures. It will be present technologies for deposition of the micro and nano layers deposition. Students will be introduced to new modern technologies and it will be shown principles of integrated optoelectronic devices and structures. It will be also shown the design of the photonic structures and diagnostic methods for the measurement of the optical and optoelectronic properties.

Study targets:

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with new technologies for photonic and optical components. Students will be acquainted with new materials for the realization of the photonic structures. Attention will also be paid to diagnostic methods for characterization and measurement of properties of photonic structures. Students will learn the design of structures using specialized design tools.


Lectures are focused on deepening theoretical and practical knowledge of semiconductor materials, optical glasses, and crystals. Attention is also paid to new polymeric materials for photonic applications. Lectures are focused on new technologies for the realization of optical, photonic and electro-optical components and structures. The content of seminar exercises is directed to the design of photonic structures using specialized design tools. Students will also learn about deposition and diagnostic methods. The exercises include technologies and measuring devices that were acquired within the framework of the grant OPVVV (Laser lithography, plasma etching technology, optical bench with InGaAs camera, optical spectral analyzer YOKOGAWA, m-line spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy). The course will conclude with the elaboration of a semestral project, which will be related to the topic of the doctoral thesis and will be a condition for granting the credit.

Course outlines:

1. Basic and advanced approaches for optics and photonics
2. Basics of photonic structures design
3. Planar optical waveguides
4. Fiber technology and advanced fiber structures
5. Materials for photonics and optoelectronics - semiconductors
6. Materials for photonics and optoelectronics - optical glasses and crystals
7. Materials for photonics and optoelectronics - polymers
8. Advanced technological methods
9. Technology approaches for thick and thin layers
10. Technological approaches for photonic applications
11. Technological approaches for nano-photonic structures
12. Technology for wearable electronics and photonics
13. Diagnostic and measuring methods - physical properties
14. Diagnostic and measuring methods - optical properties

Exercises outline:

1. RSOFT practical introduction
2. RSOFT design
3. RSOFT design - individual project
4. RSOFT design - individual project
5. OPTICAD practical introduction
6. OPTICAD design - individual project
7. Technological approaches for photonics applications
8. Lithography technique - photolithography, deep ultraviolet photolithography and laser direct writing
9. Thin and nano layer deposition technique and etching
10. Characterisation techniques - 3D scan confocal raman spectrometer
11. Characterisation techniques - prism coupler
12. Characterisation techniques - output optical field measurement
13. Characterisation techniques - optical spectrum analyser
14. Project final presentation


S. O. Kasap, Ruda Harry E., B. Yann: Cambridge illustrated handbook of optoelectronics and photonics, Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-521-81596-3
G. T. Reed: Silicon on Photonics, John Wiley&Sons Ltd 2008.
P. N. Prasad: Nanophotonics, Wiley-Interscience, 2004.
J. Hongrui, Z. Xuefeng: Microlenses : properties, fabrication and liquid lenses. Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-1-4398-3669-9.
S. Shichi, O. Katsunari: New photonics technologies for the information age : the dream of ubiquitous services. Boston : Artech House, 2004. ISBN: 1-58053-696-4.
L. Pavesi, D.J. Lockwood: Silicon Photonics, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004.


This course is a continuation of the subject matter covered in the above mentioned master's courses B2M34PIO or BE2M34PIO


Materials and technologies; Photonic structures and devices

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
DOKP Common courses S
DOKK Common courses S

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