Active Optical Devices Specialization

Starts Oct 21

Active Optical Devices Specialization

Deepen and Apply your Knowledge of Optical Devices. Analyze and design optical electronics that adapt for different optical environments.

About This Specialization

This Active Optical Devices specialization is designed to help you gain complete understanding of active optical devices by clearly defining and interconnecting the fundamental physical mechanisms, device design principles, and device performance. You will study and gain active experience with light emitting semiconductor devices like light emitting diodes and lasers, nanophotonics, optical detectors, and displays. Specialization Learning Outcomes: *Analyze and design semiconductor light sources, and surrounding optical systems *Analyze and design detection systems for LIDAR, microscopy and cameras *Analyze and design systems for optical device systems that can adapt to the environment at hand. *Use lasers and optical electronics in electronic systems through an understanding of the interaction of light and atoms, laser rate equations and noise in photo-detection.

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Courses
Advanced Specialization.
Designed for those already in the industry.
  1. COURSE 1

    Light Emitting Diodes and Semiconductor Lasers

    Commitment
    6 weeks of study, 2-5 hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    LEDs and Semiconductor Lasers Course Introduction You will learn about semiconductor light emitting diodes (LEDs) and lasers, and the important rules for their analysis, planning, design, and implementation. You will also apply your knowledge
  2. COURSE 2

    Nanophotonics and Detectors

    Commitment
    6 weeks of study 2-5 hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Nanophotonics and Detectors Introduction This course dives into nanophotonic light emitting devices and optical detectors, including metal semiconductors, metal semiconductor insulators, and pn junctions. We will also cover photocon
  3. COURSE 3

    Displays

    Commitment
    3 weeks of study, around 2 hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Displays Course Introduction The course will dive deep into electronic display devices, including liquid crystals, electroluminescent, plasma, organic light emitting diodes, and electrowetting based displays. You'll learn about various design pri

Creators

  • University of Colorado Boulder

    Set in one of the world's most inspiring and entrepreneurial learning environments, the University of Colorado Boulder enables each member of our community to reach their potential and to Be Boulder through an extraordinary range of challenging academic, research and service opportunities.

    CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

  • Juliet Gopinath

    Juliet Gopinath

    Associate Professor

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