362.168 Semiconductor Laser
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand and solve:

  1. Fundamentals of Semiconductor Lasers I – Gain media
    - Optical Transitions in Semiconductors
    - Important Non-Radiative Scattering Processes
    - Rate Equation Models
    - Discussion of Semiconductor Gain Media: Diode Lasers, Quantum Well Lasers, 
       Quantum Cascader Lasers, Interband Cascade Lasers
  2. Fundamentals of Semiconductor Lasers II - Cavities and Mode Selection
    - Laser Cavities
    - Concepts for Single Mode Emission: EC, DBR, DFB (Different Orders) & 
      Photonic Crystals
    - Thermal Management and High-Frequency Optimization Techniques
  3. Mid-Infrared Optoelectronics
    - State-of-the-art and Novel Materials
    - QW Lasers, Quantum Cascade Lasers vs Interband Cascade Lasers
    - Photodiode, QWIP & QCD
  4. Frequency combs
    - Multimode Lasing
    - Active and Passive Mode Locking (Short Pulse generation)
    - Mid-Infrared Frequency Combs
  5. Applications of Semiconductor Lasers (2 units) 
    - Basics of MIR-Spectroscopy (Gases vs. Liquids) 
    - Absorption Spectroscopy 
    - Overview of Laser-based Spectroscopic Techniques (Cavity-Enhanced Techniques, 
       Laser Dispersion Spectroscopy, Dual-Comb Spectroscopy)

Subject of course

  1. Fundamentals of Semiconductor Lasers I – Gain media
    - Optical Transitions in Semiconductors
    - Important Non-Radiative Scattering Processes
    - Rate Equation Models
    - Discussion of Semiconductor Gain Media: Diode Lasers, Quantum Well Lasers,
       Quantum Cascader Lasers, Interband Cascade Lasers
  2. Fundamentals of Semiconductor Lasers II - Cavities and Mode Selection
    - Laser Cavities
    - Concepts for Single Mode Emission: EC, DBR, DFB (Different Orders) &
      Photonic Crystals
    - Thermal Management and High-Frequency Optimization Techniques
  3. Mid-Infrared Optoelectronics
    - State-of-the-art and Novel Materials
    - QW Lasers, Quantum Cascade Lasers vs Interband Cascade Lasers
    - Photodiode, QWIP & QCD
  4. Frequency combs
    - Multimode Lasing
    - Active and Passive Mode Locking (Short Pulse generation)
    - Mid-Infrared Frequency Combs
  5. Applications of Semiconductor Lasers (2 units)
    - Basics of MIR-Spectroscopy (Gases vs. Liquids)
    - Absorption Spectroscopy
    - Overview of Laser-based Spectroscopic Techniques (Cavity-Enhanced Techniques,
       Laser Dispersion Spectroscopy, Dual-Comb Spectroscopy)

Teaching methods

lecture

Mode of examination

Oral

Additional information

(planned) Lecture period: Thu 2-4pm starting October 11

preliminary discussion: ?

if you are interested send an email to Benedikt Schwarz and/or Borislav Hinkov

change of date is possible and will be discussed at prelim. disc.

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu14:00 - 16:0003.10.2019 - 30.01.2020Seminarraum 362 - 1 Semiconductor Lasers
Semiconductor Laser - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Thu03.10.201914:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Semiconductor Lasers
Thu10.10.201914:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Semiconductor Lasers
Thu17.10.201914:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Semiconductor Lasers
Thu24.10.201914:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Semiconductor Lasers
Thu31.10.201914:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Semiconductor Lasers
Thu07.11.201914:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Semiconductor Lasers
Thu14.11.201914:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Semiconductor Lasers
Thu21.11.201914:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Semiconductor Lasers
Thu28.11.201914:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Semiconductor Lasers
Thu05.12.201914:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Semiconductor Lasers
Thu12.12.201914:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Semiconductor Lasers
Thu09.01.202014:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Semiconductor Lasers
Thu16.01.202014:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Semiconductor Lasers
Thu23.01.202014:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Semiconductor Lasers
Thu30.01.202014:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Semiconductor Lasers

Examination modalities

exam

Course registration

Not necessary

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 508 Microelectronics and Photonics

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Semiconductor physics and photonics

Preceding courses

Language

if required in English