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Optical Fibres and Waveguides

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Peter Horak
Academic year

Module overview

An optical waveguide is the fundamental building block in photonics and in-depth knowledge of waveguides as a light guiding medium is vital for understanding a number of photonic devices, circuits and systems. This module will introduce the fundamentals of optical waveguides and optical fibres and present a detailed description of light propagation within them. Lumerical software package will be used to simulate different waveguide geometries and analyse modal behaviour and losses. Finally, nonlinear phenomena and their application in planar waveguides and optical fibres will be briefly introduced.