ECE/PH 482/582: Optical Electronic Systems
Fall 2009
Thomas K. (Tom) Plant, Associate Professor of EECS
Office: Kelley Engineering Center; Room 3123
Email address: [email protected]
Phone: 541-737-2984
Office hours: WF 3-4 or by appointment (email me to set up)
Lab TA:
Jonah Gross, [email protected]
Lecture Classes:
MWF 2-2:50 pm in Shepard 101
Tu: 10:30 -12 or 1 – 2:30 pm in Dearborn 222
[Bring bound lab notebook – can “recycle”
another partly used one] [~3 hours weekly: 1 hour (nominal ) quiz/demonstration session plus
~2 hours in lab group teams by sign-up during the week.] Seven defined laboratories:
(Introduction, photodetectors, source spectra, TEMoo Gaussian beam, laser transverse modes,
longitudinal modes, semiconductor lasers/LEDs) 3-week team design projects.
Vast enthusiasm and curiosity! Also, some knowledge of electromagnetic wave propagation
and basic optics (lenses, reflection, refraction) is helpful but not required.
(Required) Kelin J. Kuhn, Laser Engineering, 1998, Prentice-Hall; ISBN 0-02-366921-7
[List of minor corrections will be posted on class web site:]
Material Covered:
Here you finally get your money’s worth! We will cover the whole book [Ch 7 and Ch 8: 2-3
only briefly]. Chapters 9-12 are about specific laser systems. They are design-related and
can be read any time – the earlier the better.
Library Reserve:
(ask for by call #)
J.T. Verdeyen, Laser Electronics, 2nd Ed., 1989, Prentice-Hall; TA1675 .V47 1989
Amnon Yariv, Optical Electronics, 3rd Ed., 1985, Saunders; TA1675 .Y37 1985
P.K. Bhattacharya, Semiconductor Optoelectronics, 2nd Ed, 1997, PH; TK8320.B52 1997
Lab References:
(in the lab)
Photonics Spectra, “Photonics Dictionary,” [Book 4]
Photonics Spectra, “Photonics Handbook and Applications,” [Book 3]
American Institute of Physics Handbook; plus various posters, books, manuals, etc.
ABET Learning
Analyze and design PIN photodetector circuits to specifications; laser cavities to
meet output beam specifications; and optical electronic systems. Design, complete, test,
and document a team optical electronic project. Read current technical optoelectronic
literature with understanding.
Laboratory (quizzes (5/6), lab reports, and project) 30%, homework and journal summaries
20%, midterm exam 20%, final exam 30%.
Midterm exam in class ~ week #6 -- closed book / concepts / your own equation sheets
Final exam: Tuesday, December 8, 2009; 1200 - 1350 -- scheduled time
plus take-home design part due at in-class final.
Office hours: TBA

ECE/PH 482/582: Optical Electronic Systems