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Course module: 202200045
Integrated Photonic Systems and Experiments
Course info
Course module202200045
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact D.A.I. Marpaung
Examiner D.A.I. Marpaung
Contactperson for the course D.A.I. Marpaung
Contactperson for the course
P.J.M. van der Slot
P.J.M. van der Slot
Academic year2022
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
After completion of this course the student is able to:
  • Explain the physical principle/mechanism of components in integrated photonic systems including laser, modulator, detector, signal processor
  • Explain and estimate the implication of noise in integrated photonic systems, including sources of noise and related characteristics
  • Discuss state-of-the-art examples of integrated photonic system for intended applications (e.g. communications, light sources, quantum photonics)   
  • Experiment with integrated photonic systems including ring resonators, modulators, and lasers
  • Assess system performance of integrated photonic systems
The course will be divided into 2 major components.
In the first component, students will learn about basic integrated photonic systems, consisting of light sources, optical modulators, signal processing (using integrated photonic components), and detection of light. The course will discuss how system configuration affects functionality and signal quality.
In the second component, the students will study selected papers on the state-of the art integrated photonic systems for various applications, including, but not limited to, advanced light sources, signal processing, quantum photonics, computing, and precision sensing. Further the students will experimentally investigate one of the many aspects of photonic systems including:
  • Intensity and phase noise sources
  • Various modulation concepts and the resulting spectra
  • Complex signal processing using integrated ring resonators
Assessment type

Oral exam

Assessment description

Assessment of this course contains three components:
  1. Graded presentation on appropriate paper (individual) (25%)
  2. Short report on experiment (done in pairs) (25%)
  3. Oral exam (50%)
If needed, repair for components 1 and 2 takes place within the oral exam.
Assumed previous knowledge
Wave Optics (required), Laser Physics and Nonlinear Optics (recommended)
Participating study
Master Applied Physics
Required materials
Recommended materials
Fundamentals of Photonics (Saleh&Teich), ISBN: 9781119506874
Various depending on topics. Links will be provided.
Instructional modes
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Integrated Photonic Systems

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