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 3.016, 18.03, and 3.024 as prerequisites.

3.156 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by P. Anikeeva.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 8-205.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Photonic Materials and Devices site or on the 3.156 Stellar site.

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