Integrated Photonics (Graduate)

ECE241B, 2011 - 2020.

Application of electro-optic, electro-absorption and other optoelectronic effects to the design of (silicon) photonic devices, with emphasis on light modulation and optical interconnects.

Topics covered include design and analysis of circuitry (waveguides, bends, couplers, microrings, etc.), photonic crystals, modulators, lasers and amplifiers (e.g., hybrid III-V, Raman), photodetectors, and future directions for research and development, including integration.


Optical Electronics

ECE 183, 2004 - 2020.

Semiconductor slab waveguide, radiation fron cleaved facets. Gain and loss in III-V semiconductor media, Einstein A and B coefficients, semiconductor injection laser. Direct current modulation. Photo-detectors. Understanding SNR.

Principles of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Graduate)

ECE 212 AN, 2014 - 2018.

Quantum wells and bound states, density of modes. Dispersion relationships. Electron and photon transport (T and S matrices). Contacts and reservoirs. Landauer-Buttiker formalism. Ensembles of transmission matrices, scaling laws. Quantum devices. Overview of experimental techniques.


Digital Integrated Circuits

ECE 108, 2011 - 2013.

A transistor-level view of digital integrated circuits. CMOS combinational logic, ratioed logic, noise margins, rise and fall delays, power dissipation, transmission gates. Short channel MOS model, effects on scaling. Sequential circuits, memory and array logic circuits.

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

ECE 53, 2004 - 2009

Fundamentals of electrical engineering for non-ECE majors. Basic concepts of electrical engineering (Ohmís law, circuit analysis, Norton/Thevenin theorems, ideal amplifier circuits, feedback, filters) with P-SPICE labs.


Microwave Photonics (Graduate)

ECE 282, 2007 - 2008.

Topics covered include: RF over fiber, intensity-modulated direct-detection photonic links, spectral efficiency, modulation depth and distortion. Calculating SNR, NF, SFDR, and OIP3, link budget. Direct current modulation of laser diodes, amplitude-phase coupling, chirp. Microwave photonic modulators and detectors.