Introduction to Photonics the complete guide in 2020

  • Course level: Beginner


Introduction to Photonics.

An introductory course in photonic leading to more advanced courses such as Lasers, Optical Communications, Optical Sensors, and Photonic Integrated Circuits. The learning objectives are: (1) Learn the fundamental principles of photonic and light-matter interactions, (2) Develop the ability to formulate problems related to photonic structures/processes and analyze them, and (3) Understand processes that help to manipulate the fundamental properties of light.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Third or Final year BE/BTech, First-year ME/MTech/MS/PhD

What Will I Learn?

  • Week 1: Science of light – evolution, ray/wave/statistical/quantum optics
  • Week 2: Wave phenomena – Interference, Diffraction
  • Week 3: Statistical properties of light - Coherence
  • Week 4: What are photons? Photon properties - energy, flux, statistics
  • Week 5: Interaction of photons with atoms
  • Week 6: Light amplification
  • Week 7: Laser fundamentals
  • Week 8: Semiconductor junction characteristics
  • Week 9: Semiconductor light sources
  • Week 10: Semiconductor light detectors
  • Week 11: Interaction of light with RF and acoustic waves
  • Week 12: Nonlinear optics

Topics for this course

49 Lessons

Introduction to Photonics

Introduction to Photonics00:00:00
Introduction to Photonics00:00:00
Diffraction & Interference00:00:00
Tutorial on Ray Optics & Wave Optics00:00:00
Lab Demonstration : Diffractions & Interference00:00:00
Spatial & Temporal Coherence00:00:00
Tutorial on Wave Optics00:00:00
Lab Demonstration : Michelson Interferometer00:00:00
Electromagnetic Optics00:00:00
Fiber Optics00:00:00
Photon Properties00:00:00
Lab Demonstration: Fiber modes, NA and MFD00:00:00
Photon Optics00:00:00
Tutorial Photon Optics00:00:00
Photon Interaction – 100:00:00
Photon Interaction – 200:00:00
Lab Demonstration : Interaction of light with matter00:00:00
Optical Amplification00:00:00
Three Level Systems00:00:00
Four Level Systems00:00:00
EDFA Introduction00:00:00
EDFA Tutorial00:00:00
Lab Demonstration: EDFA Characterization00:00:00
Lasers Part 100:00:00
Lasers part- 0200:00:00
Lasers part- 0300:00:00
Lasers part- 0400:00:00
Lab Demonstration: Fiber Laser00:00:00
Semiconductor light Source and detector Band structure00:00:00
Semiconductor light Source and detector Light emissionn00:00:00
Semiconductor light Source and detector LED Characteristics00:00:00
Semiconductor Detectors 100:00:00
Semiconductor Detectors 200:00:00
Semiconductor Detectors 300:00:00
Semiconductor Detectors – 400:00:00
Lab Demonstration : Semiconductor Sources00:00:00
Lab Demonstration: Semiconductor Detectors00:00:00
Semiconductor light Source and detector Laser Characteristics00:00:00
Light manipulation-Mallus’ Law00:00:00
Light manipulation-Birefringence00:00:00
Light manipulation-Faraday Rotation00:00:00
Lab Demonstration: Manipulation of Light Intensity & Polarization00:00:00
Non-linear optics-Pockels effect00:00:00
Non-linear optics-Kerr Effect00:00:00
Lab Demonstration: Manipulation of Light Electro Optic Modulator (EOM)00:00:00
Non linear optics stimulated Brillouin scattering00:00:00
Non linear optics stimulated Raman scattering00:00:00

Enrolment validity: Lifetime


  • Basic knowledge in Electromagnetics is preferred