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phy600 - Photonics (Complete module description)
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Module label Photonics
Module code phy600
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Attendance: 56 hrs, Self study: 124 hrs
Faculty/Institute Institute of Physics
Used in course of study
  • Master's Programme Engineering Physics (Master) >
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Module responsibility
Authorized examiners
Entry requirements
Basic knowledge on optics, electrodynamics and atomic physics
Skills to be acquired in this module
Starting from basics, the module yields advanced knowledge of the physics of lasers, of interaction of optical radiation with matter, optoelectronic principles and components as, e.g. laser beams, diffrent laser types, light emitters, detectors, modulators. The students acquire skills in working with lasers and optoelectronic components.
Module contents
Fundamentals of lasers (optical gain, optical resonator, laser beams), laser types, laser safety; electronic bandstructures in matter, semiconductor junctions, radiation laws, light emitting diodes, photodetectors, solar cells
Reader's advisory
C. Breck Hitz, J. J. Ewing, J. Hecht, Introduction to Laser Technology, 2012, Wiley Press;
G. Reider, Photonics, 2016, Springer Verlag; B. Struve, Einf├╝hrung in die Lasertechnik, 2009, VDE Verlag;
Saleh, Teich: Fundamentals of Photonics, John Wiley and Sons; Ebeling: Integrierte Optoelektronik, Springer Verlag; Original literature according indication during course
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program Lecture: 4 hrs/week , practical applications included in lecture
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
2 hr written examination or 30 min oral examination or experimental work or homework or presentation
Course type Lecture
SWS 4.00
Frequency SuSe or WiSe
Workload attendance 56 h