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School of Engineering
ICT FOR INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA
Course unit
PHOTONICS DEVICES
INP9087831, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ICT FOR INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA (Ord. 2019)
IN2371, Degree course structure A.Y. 2019/20, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track TELECOMMUNICATIONS [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PHOTONICS DEVICES
Department of reference Department of Information Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MARCO SANTAGIUSTINA ING-INF/02
Other lecturers LUCA PALMIERI ING-INF/02

Mutuating
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
INP9086636 PHOTONICS DEVICES (MOD. B) MARCO SANTAGIUSTINA IN2371

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/02 Electromagnetic Fields 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Syllabus

Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

Prerequisites: The course requires knowledge in Calculus, Linear Algebra and Physics.
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to provide the student with basic knowledge about propagation of electromagnetic fields in metallic wave-guides and, mostly, in optical fibers. The student will also have the opportunity to participate to lab activities, both experimental and numerical.
Examination methods: The knowledge and skills of the student are assessed by means of a written exam, the reports about the experimental laboratory and an optional oral exam. The oral exam is mandatory is the student does not attend successfully the laboratory activity. The written exam includes both exercises and open questions.
Assessment criteria: The student will be evaluated on his/her comprehension and knowledge of the course topics and on his/her ability to elaborate and discuss them clearly and with proper language. The same criteria are applied in the evaluation of the laboratory reports.

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: The course will present the most relevant photonics devices (modulators, amplifiers, sensors etc.) and the technologies (materials, waveguides, fibers etc.) used to realize them. Some applications of the devices will be also reviewed. In detail:
Slab waveguides.
Passive devices: scattering matrices, real waveguides, couplers, ring resonators.
Materials for photonics: silicon (electronic bandgap, emission and absorption, other effects, electro-absorption, thermo-optical), III-V semiconductors (properties), LiNbO3 (Pockels effect)
Devices: interferometers, modulators (EAM, MZ, coupled rings), amplifiers (SOA-RSOA), sources.
Fiber optic sensors: sensor parameters
Fiber Bragg gratings; Fabry-PĂ©rot cavity; gyroscopes;
Faraday effect (isolator, circulators); distributed fiber optic sensors; scattering Rayleigh, Raman and Brillouin.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The activities include 24 classroom lectures with presentations of the topics with the support of powerpoint projections. The lessons will be accompanied by practical examples and exercises in order to help the student to adquire specific problem solving skills.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Powerpoint slides and class notes.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Working in group
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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Quality Education Affordable and Clean Energy Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure