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B2B34OZD Optical sources and detectors of radiation Extent of teaching:2P+2L
Guarantors:Jeřábek V., Prajzler V. Roles:P,PV Language of
Teachers:Jeřábek V., Prajzler V. Completion:Z,ZK
Responsible Department:13134 Credits:4 Semester:L


The aim of the course is to explain the principle of optical sources, optical amplifiers and photodetectors and their technology. Then discuss their use for informatics and sensors, including optical integrated circuits, both from a theoretical and a broader application point of view. Attention is also paid to components for optical communication and to components for physical and chemical quantities, important measuring and diagnostic methods are given.

Course outlines:

1. Introductory lecture. Basic quantum principles of optoelectronic components.
2. Photodetectors with direct conversion - photoelectric, principles. Photoconductivity (photo resistors), photoelectric photodiodes PN, PIN and APD, photomultipliers.
3. Photodetectors with indirect conversion-bolometers, thermocouples, pyroelectric photodetectors. Spectral sensitivity, noise properties.
4. Application of photodetectors for informatics and sensorics. Optical receivers and sensors.
5. Principles of non-coherent radiation sources. Heat sources and discharge lamps, LEDs, SLDs.
6. Principles of the function of coherent radiation sources. Semiconductor injection lasers FP.
7. Lasers with optical gratings and quantum wells DFB, BFR, QW.
8. Spectral, radiation and modulation properties of radiation sources.
9. Principles and functions of basic solid and gaseous lasers. Methods of pumping, construction, their characteristics and use.
10. Basic types of waveguide lasers and optical amplifiers. External resonator lasers
11. Parametric amplifiers, Raman amplifiers and wave converters.
12. Ways of using radiation sources and optical amplifiers in optical systems for informatics and sensors, optical transmitters and receivers for intensity and heterodyne systems.
13. Optical sources for illumination, waveguide tubes, solar cells.
14. Integrated optical transmitters and receivers for wave and time transmission multiplexing systems.

Exercises outline:

1. Division and use of optical sources and detectors, work safety.
2. Overview of basic principles used in physical description of semiconductor sources and photodetectors of radiation.
3. Calculation of tasks on semiconductor incoherent LED sources.
4. Calculation of problems on coherent LD radiation sources.
5. Calculation of tasks on semiconductor PN, PIN and APD photodetectors.
6. Linear models of optoelectronic components.
7. Measurement of radiation characteristics of optoelectronic elements.
8. Measurement of optical sources and transmitters.
9. Measurement of optical detectors and receivers.
10. Measurement of optical transmission path.
11. Measurements on optical amplifiers.
12. Measurement on interferometers.
13. Measurement on a demonstrator for illuminating interior spaces with optical fibers and solar cells.
14. Measurement on optical sensors. Submission of measurement protocols, credit.


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G. P. Agrawal: Lightwave Technology, JohnWiley&Sons Ltd., New Jersey, 2005.
Ch.L. Chen: Elements of Optoelectronics&Fiber Optics, IRWIN, 1996
E. Seckinger: Broadband Circuits for Optical Fiber Communication, JohnWiley&Sons Ltd., New Jersey, 2005




Optical source, detector, laser diode, electroluminiscence diode, PIN photodetector, avalanche photodetector, bolometr, optical amplzfier, optical transmitter and receiver, optical multiplex

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
BPEK_2018 Common courses PV 6
BPEK_2016 Common courses P 6

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