Course Title: Integrated Optics
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Integrated Optics
Credit Points: 12.00
172H School of Engineering
|Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019
Course Coordinator: Dr Thach Nguyen
Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2029
Course Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
Enforced Pre-requisites: None
Enforced Co-requisites: None
To successfully complete this course, you should be familiar with fundamental electromagnetic theory and the basic components of optical fibre systems. You will benefit from a good mathematical background in algebra, partial differential equations and vector calculus. Previous knowledge of computer programming languages such as C/C++, Matlab, or python is also beneficial.
Integration has revolutionised the electronics industry enabling vastly complex systems to be realised routinely using low-cost manufacturing processes. Integrated electronic systems are now becoming so vast and complex that they are no longer limited by the speed of the individual components, but the bottleneck caused by the electronic communications lines between ‘cores’ on a single chip and more particularly between the chip and the outside world. Over the past two decades, optical fibre technology has revolutionised communications systems. A similar revolution is now occurring at the micro-scale with the technology of integrated optics.
This course provides an introduction and detailed insight into integrated optics. The scope of this course includes means by which optical fibre technologies can be miniaturised and integrated with micro-electronics and also includes the harnessing of micro-fabrication technologies to realise precise and highly complex integrated optical circuits and systems. You will develop hands-on experience in designing integrated optical devices and circuits using industry standard design tools.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:
- High levels of technical competence in the field
- Be able to apply problem solving approaches to work challenges and make decisions using sound engineering methodologies
- Be able to apply a systematic design approach to engineering projects and have strong design skills in the chosen discipline specialisation
On completion of this course you will be able to:
- Describe and explain the fundamental operation of basic integrated optical components such as waveguides, coupler, interferometers, modulators.
- Understand the applications of integrated optics in different fields.
- Be familiar with industry standard tools for integrated optical device and circuit design and simulation.
- Be able to use these tools to design and simulate integrated optical devices and circuits.
- Be able to apply a systematic design approach to design functional integrated optical devices and circuits.
Overview of Learning Activities
The course will provide an interactive and hands-on learning experience:
- Lectures (with interactive tutorial components and online quizzes based on relevant topics covered in the lectures)
- Computer-based laboratory exercises
- Completion of tutorial questions and laboratory projects designed to give further practice in the application of theory and procedures, and to give feedback on your progress and understanding
- Completion of major project work to provide training in research and communication skills through written reports and presentations, and to guide you through a real-world design problem.
Overview of Learning Resources
You will be able to access course information and learning materials online and will be provided with copies of additional materials in class. Lists of relevant reference texts, resources in the library and freely accessible Internet sites will be provided. You will also use laboratory equipment and computer software within the School during project and assignment work.
Overview of Assessment
X This course has no hurdle requirements.
☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Leaning & Teaching).
Assessment Task 1: In-class quizzes
This assessment task supports CLOs 1&2
Assessment Task 2: Laboratory assignments
This assessment task supports CLOs 1,3,4
Assessment Task 3: Project written report
This assessment task supports CLOs 1,2,4&5
Assessment Task 4: Project presentation and demonstration
This assessment supports CLOs 1,2,4&5