EECS 188 Optical Electronics (2014-2015)

EECS 188 Optical Electronics

(Not required for any major. Selected Elective for EE.)
Catalog Data:

EECS 188 Optical Electronics (Credit Units: 4) Photodiodes and optical detection, photometry and radiometry, geometric optics, lens theory, imaging system, EM wave propagation, optical waveguides and fibers, heterojunction structures, laser theory, semiconductor lasers, and optical transmission system. Electrical Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0132151498.

Recommended Textbook:
  • Kartalopoulus, Stamatios V., Introduction to DWDM Technology, IEEE Press, 2001.
  • Streetman, Ben G. and Banerjee, Sanjay, Solid State Electronic Devices, 6th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2005.
  • Pierret, Robert F., Semiconductor Device Fundamentals, 1st edition, Addison-Wesley, 1996.
  • Sze, S. M., Physics of Semiconductor Devices, 3rd edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
  • Casey and Panish, Heterostructure Lasers, Part A, Academic Press, 1978.
Chin C. Lee
Relationship to Student Outcomes
This course relates to Student Outcomes: EAC a, EAC k.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Understand fundamental optics and electromagnetic wave propagation. (EAC a)

2. Understand guided wave optics. (EAC a)

3. Understand photodiodes and semiconductor lasers. (EAC a)

4. Understand fiber optics and fiber optics communications. (EAC a)

5. Design basic optical waveguides, photodiodes, semiconductor lasers, andfiber optics transmission systems. (EAC a, EAC k)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Calculus
  • complex variable
  • fundamental optics
  • fundamental electromagnetic theory
  • basic semiconductor physics
  • basic circuit theory
Lecture Topics:
  • Introduction and applications
  • Wave nature of light and the Maxwell’s equations
  • Optical waveguides and optical fibers
  • Semiconductor theory and light emitting diodes
  • Laser principle and laser diodes
  • Photodetectors and imaging device
  • Fiber optics technology: components, media, and systems
  • Dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) technology: the key to unlimited band width
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

MATHLAB, Mathmatica, Excel

Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

Contributes toward the Electrical Engineering Major Design experience.

Design Content Description

Approach: Three weeks of this course are devoted to design of basic photodiodes, basiclasers, optical waveguides, and basic fiber optics transmission systems. Homework. (50%) Lectures: Lectures and homework (100%)

Lectures: 100%
Laboratory Portion: 0%
Grading Criteria:
  • Home work: 20%
  • First midterm exam: 25%
  • Second midterm exam: 25%
  • Final exam: 30%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 1.0 credit units

April 15, 2014
Senate Approved:
April 29, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr