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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2018/2019
Scuola Scuola di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione
Insegnamento 052545 - PHOTONICS [I.C.]
  • 052543 - PHOTONICS [1]
Cfu 5.00 Tipo insegnamento Modulo Di Corso Strutturato
Didattica innovativa L'insegnamento prevede  0.5  CFU erogati con Didattica Innovativa come segue:
  • Blended Learning & Flipped Classroom
Docenti: Titolare (Co-titolari) Nisoli Mauro

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Insegnamento
Ing Ind - Inf (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (486) ENGINEERING PHYSICS - INGEGNERIA FISICA*AZZZZ052545 - PHOTONICS [I.C.]

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The course is intended to provide students with the fundamentals to understand the emission and the detection of optical radiation. The physical principles of light matter interaction and their applications in the most important photonic devices will be extensively treated.



Risultati di apprendimento attesi

Lectures and exercise sessions will allow students to:

  • know and understand the physical processes at the heart of photonics devices
  • transfer the physical concepts to applications requiring the generation and detection of optical radiation 
  • gain the capability of modeling photonics devices and their behaviour in engineering systems
  • develop the expertise to design photonics based applications and systems exploiting the knowlegde acquired in the course

Argomenti trattati

1. Photophysics of semiconductors

Elements of quantum mechanics.

Light-matter interaction: semiclassical theory.

Interaction of an electromagnetic field with a semiconductor.

Time-dependent perturbation theory.

Density matrix formalism.

Bulk semiconductors and Quantum Wells: density of states, selection rules, absorption and gain coefficients.


2. Semiconductor Lasers

Quantum Well Lasers

Distributed Feedback Lasers (DFB)

Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser (VCSEL)

Quantum Cascade Lasers


3. Incoherent emitters

Inorganic Light Emitting Diodes (LED)

Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED)


Students are required to know the principles of Electromagnetism, Optics and Quantum mechanics. A solid mathematical background on calculus, ordinary and partial differential equations is required.

Modalità di valutazione

The assessment will be based on a written exam consisting of four questions. To pass the exam students are required to demonstrate the knowledge of the topics of course and the capibility to face problems dealing with generation and detection of light. Texts of previous examinations are available on the course website. An oral exam can be requested by students or teachers to complete the evaluation process.


Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaMauro Nisoli, Semiconductor Photonics: Principles and Applications, Editore: Societa' Editrice Esculapio, Anno edizione: 2016, ISBN: 9788893850025

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Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Informatico
Laboratorio Sperimentale
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Totale 50:00 75:00

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