Optoelectronics: Devices, Integration, Packaging, Systems


CMPE Degree: This course is Not Applicable for the CMPE degree.

EE Degree: This course is Not Applicable for the EE degree.

Lab Hours: 0 supervised lab hours and 0 unsupervised lab hours.

Technical Interest Group(s) / Course Type(s): Nanotechnology, Optics and Photonics

Course Coordinator:

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites: None.

Catalog Description

Optoelectronic devices (detectors, emitters, modulators) from the
practical realized and theoretical performance perspective. Explores
monolithic and hybrid integration of devices, packaging and system


Course Outcomes

Not Applicable

Student Outcomes

In the parentheses for each Student Outcome:
"P" for primary indicates the outcome is a major focus of the entire course.
“M” for moderate indicates the outcome is the focus of at least one component of the course, but not majority of course material.
“LN” for “little to none” indicates that the course does not contribute significantly to this outcome.

1. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7. ( Not Applicable ) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Strategic Performance Indicators (SPIs)

Not Applicable

Course Objectives

Topical Outline

Practical Optoelectronic Devices: Contrast and Comparison, Theory and
Photodetectors: contrast and compare responsivity, gain, bandwidth,
Light emitting diodes and other spontaneous emission devices
Homojunction, heterojunction, quantum well, and advanced structure
Emitter comparisons: I-V, L-I, bandwidth, linewidth, linearity,
temperature sensitivity
Modulators: operational bandwidth, speed, contrast ratio, switching
energy, temperature sensitivity
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits
Integration techniques (hybrid package, monolithic, hybrid
Integrated receivers
Integrated transmitters
Integrated guided wave devices (including photonic integrated
Optoelectronic System Packaging
Packaging considerations: alignment, throughput, bit error rate,
power dissipation, environmental sensitivity
Free space
Si micro-optical bench
Optoelectronic Interconnections: System Drivers for OEICs
Long haul optical fiber, single wavelength
Wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) optical fiber, long haul
Hybrid fiber coax (HFC) - analog versus digital
Local area network (LAN)
Backplane (board to board)
Chip to chip
Imaging Systems: System Drivers for OEICs
Digital video cameras
Infrared focal plane arrays
'Smart' cameras with on-focal plane processing (A/D, processing)
Multi-wavelength imagers
Displays: System Drivers for OEICs
Liquid crystal displays
High brightness displays
Projection displays
Storage: System Drivers for OEICs
Compact disks: single layer, multiple layer, multi-wavelength
Page-based 3D optical data storage
Computation: System Drivers for OEICs
Massively parallel processing using optical interconnections
All-optical computation