Course title

YOKOI Hideki Click to show questionnaire result at 2019


Course description
 The field of Optoelectronics, also referred to as photonics, has continued to evolve during several decades. Optoelectronics is an electronic technology concerning lightwaves emitted from laser diodes. Optoelectronics is widespread among a various kinds of fields, such as optical communication, optical information technology, optical measurement technology, and so on. In this course, concepts of optoelectronics are introduced and optical devices which support significant progress in optoelectronics are studied.
Purpose of class
Concepts of optoelectronics are studied.
Goals and objectives
  1. will comprehend basic theories of lightwaves and be able to derive wave equations from Maxwell’s equations.
  2. will comprehend refraction and reflection of lightwaves and be able to explain total reflection.
  3. will comprehend light emitting diodes and laser diodes and be able to explain their structures and characteristics.
  4. will comprehend polarization of lightwaves and be able to explain propagation of lightwaves.
  5. will comprehend optical devices and be able to explain their structures and characteristics.
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

Quiz Report Midterm exam Final exam Total.
1. 2% 4% 10% 16%
2. 2% 4% 10% 16%
3. 2% 4% 10% 16%
4. 2% 4% 20% 26%
5. 2% 4% 20% 26%
Total. 10% 20% 30% 40% -
Evaluation method and criteria
Quiz 10%, Report 20%, Midterm exam 30%, Final exam 40%
Total score >= 60% is required.
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Introduction of optoelectronics Ref.1 pp.1-5 200minutes
(1) dB, dBm
2. The nature of light Ref.1 pp.6-8, pp.13-21
Ref.2 Chap.1
(1) Maxwell’s equations
(2) wave equation
3. Refraction and reflection Ref.1 pp.25-30
Ref.2 Chap.1
(1) refraction, reflection
(2) Snell’s law
4. Transition process Ref.1 pp.68-76
Ref.2 Chap.5
(1) spontaneous emission, stimulated emission
5. Light emitting diode Ref.1 pp.76-78, pp.104-106
Ref.2 Chap.5
(1) direct band gap, indirect-band-gap
6. Laser Ref.1 pp.50-67、pp.79-94
Ref.2 Chap.6, 15
(1) laser diode, gas laser
7. Midterm exam Review 1-6 sessions 300minutes
8. Polarization Ref.1 pp.17-18, pp.110-111
Ref.2 Chap.1
(1) linear polarization, circular polarization, elliptic polarization
(2) Jones vector, Jones matrix
9. Optical passive devices Ref.1 pp.108-110
Ref.2 Chap.1
(1) phase plate
10. Polarization devices Ref.1 pp.108-111
Ref.2 Chap.1
(1) optical isotropic, anisotropic
(2) uniaxial, optical axis
11. Various optical effects Ref.1 pp.130-134
Ref.2 Chap.9
(1) Poincaré sphere
(2) Muller matrix
12. Optical modulators Ref.1 pp.130-135
Ref.2 Chap.9
(1) electro-optic effect
13. Optical nonreciprocal devices Ref.1 pp.117-118
Ref.2. Chap.1
(1) magneto-optic effect
14. Final exam Review 1-13 sessions 300minutes
Total. - - 3000minutes
Feedback on exams, assignments, etc.
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Feedback in the class
Textbooks and reference materials
References : 1 西原浩・裏升吾 「光エレクトロニクス入門」(コロナ社)
2 Amnon Yariv, Pochi Yeh “Photonics: Optical Electronics in Modern Communication” (The Oxford Series in Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Need to learn "Electromagnetics".
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Every Friday 12:00~13:00  (9G27 room).
  • Online: Use chat system in Zoom or send e-mail.
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
Active-learning course
More than one class is interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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