ENEL324-18A (HAM)

Optoelectronics

20 Points

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Faculty of Science and Engineering
Te Mātauranga Pūtaiao me te Pūkaha
School of Engineering

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: mary.dalbeth@waikato.ac.nz

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: cheryl.ward@waikato.ac.nz
: debby.dada@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper discusses the principles of modern optoelectronic components and systems in particular, lasers, semiconductor devices, electro-optic devices and optical fibres. Theoretical as well as practical aspects will be covered.
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Paper Structure

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The course consists of 2 hours of lectures and one tutorial per week. There are also practical laboratory sessions. Students are required to attend one three hour lab per week.

Important Note for International Students: For international students in New Zealand under student visas, regular attendance is part of your visa obligation and is checked as a requirement on the University under the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, to which the University is a signatory. Academic staff are formally required to monitor attendance in classes and submission of compulsory assessment events/items and to report to Waikato International in the event that any problem with irregular attendance or non‐submission is not resolved.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • calculate the fundamental performance parameters of optoelectronic devices
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  • analyse the propagation of light through optical waveguides and resonators
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    Labs (2)
  • identify and calculate the noise generated in optical systems
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  • design basic instruments involving these devices
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  • set‐up and use real life devices
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  • use lasers and optical fibre systems safely
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    Labs (2)
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Assessment

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Students who successfully complete this course will have knowledge of the functional principles of lasers, optical detectors, waveguides, and other electro-optic devices.

The final examination is a 3‐hour restricted material exam. Only the Moodle lecture notes are allowed, which may contain limited handwritten comments. In particular, no worked out assignments/problems or formula sheets are allowed that are not part of the Moodle notes. A minimum mark of 40% is required in the examination in order to receive a passing grade.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 33:67. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 67% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 33:67 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 67% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignments
9
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
2. Labs
24
  • Hand-in: In Lab
3. Exam
67
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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S.O. Kasap, Optoelectronics & Photonics: Principles & Practices, 2/E, Prentice Hall, 2013, ISBN-10: 0132151499, ISBN-13: 9780132151498 (international edition: 978-0-273-77417-4)
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Recommended Readings

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G. Kaiser, Optical Fiber Communications – 3rd ed., McGraw Hill, 2000, ISBN 0-07-116468-5

B.E.A. Saleh, M.C. Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics, 2nd ed., Wiley, 2007, ISBN 978-0-471-35832-9
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Online Support

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Lecture notes and additional information will be available via Moodle.
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Workload

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ClassesHoursHome workHours
Lectures
24
Revision
35
Tutorials
11
Preparation for labs
11
Laboratories
33
Writing up lab reports
33


Assignments
24


Exam preparation
20
Total
66

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: (MATH101 or ENGG184), (MATH102 or ENGG183) and ENEL285

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