Dr. Cheng Wang
Semiconductor Optoelectronics and Dynamics Group
Principles of Lasers
This course introduces fundamentals of lasers. The lectures include 1. The blackboday radiation theory; 2. Spontaneous emission; 3. Stimulated emission; 4. Transition cross section and gain coefficient; 5. Line broadening mechanisms and gain saturation; 6. Ray and wave propagation theory; 7. Passive optical resonantors; 8. Rate equations and continuous-wave lasers; 9. Q-switching and mode-locking techniques.   The reference books are
  Orazio Svelto, Principles of Lasers, Springer, 2010;
B. Saleh and M. Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics, Wiley, 2007.

Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices
This course provides knowledge of semiconductor optoelectronic devices commonly used in high-speed optical communication systems. It discusses the light generation of semiconductor lasers, the light modulation of modulators, and the light detection of photodetectors.

​The reference books are
Larry A. Coldren, S. W. Corzine, and M. L. Masanovic, Diode Lasers and Photonic Integraed Circuits, Wiley, 2012;
S. L. Chuang, Physics of Photonic Devices, Wiley, 2009;
G. Ghione, Semiconductor Devices for High-Speed Optoelectronics, Cambridge, 2009.


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