You will engage in active analysis and design tasks involving weekly homework problem sets. These sets challenge you to derive expressions and calculate values based on the design principles covered in the course materials and ongoing analysis performed by you.
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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- Advanced Specialization.
- Designed for those already in the industry.
Light Emitting Diodes and Semiconductor Lasers
- 6 weeks of study, 2-5 hours per week
About the CourseLEDs 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
Nanophotonics and Detectors
- 6 weeks of study 2-5 hours per week
About the CourseNanophotonics 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 weeks of study, around 2 hours per week
About the CourseDisplays 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
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