3.156 Photonic Materials and Devices

Class Info

Optical materials design for semiconductors, dielectrics, organic and nanostructured materials. Ray optics, electromagnetic optics and guided wave optics. Physics of light-matter interactions. Device design principles: LEDs, lasers, photodetectors, solar cells, modulators, fiber and waveguide interconnects, optical filters, and photonic crystals. Device processing: crystal growth, substrate engineering, thin film deposition, etching and process integration for dielectric, silicon and compound semiconductor materials. Micro- and nanophotonic systems. Organic, nanostructured and biological optoelectronics. Assignments include three design projects that emphasize materials, devices and systems applications. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has 3.024, 3.016, and 18.03 as prerequisites.

3.156 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by P. Anikeeva.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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