List of Courses


Several courses are provided in the field of optoelectronics and wave optics by Prof. Roths. All lessons include experimental work in small groups (typically three students) which take place in the Photonics Laboratory. A brief overview is given here. For detailed information about the courses and the time tables, please check here:


Bachelor Course

PHB730

Semester: 7 (PHB7)
Language: German
Winter: 4 (2V 2P)
ETCS: 5CP
Semester: Winter
Lecturer: Prof. Roths


Einf├╝hrung in die Photonik (Introduction to Photonics)


Technical Physics Bachelor


Educational objectives: Engineering skills in optoelectronics, fiber optics and related subject areas as well as fundamental knowledge of optical components and methods in optical metrology.


Contents:
  • Semiconductors in optoelectronics
  • Light emitting diodes
  • Detectors
  • Optoelectronic sensing

Master Courses

POM101

Semester: 1 (POM1)
Language: English/German
Winter: 6 (3V 2U 1P)
ETCS: 6CP
Semester: Summer
Lecturer: Prof. Roths







Electrodynamics - Quantum Theory - Photons


Photonics Master


Educational objectives: Fundamentals, theory of electrodynamics in the photonic context and mastery of relevant mathematical methods that describe the phenomena in quantum optics. The gained mathematical and theoretical fundamentals give access to advanced topics of photonics.


Contents:
  • Classical ray-based optics
  • Theoretical fundamentals: Maxwell equations, wave equation, paraxial approximation and Helmholtz equation
  • Wave propagation: plane and spherical waves, Gaussian beams
  • Interference of waves
  • Light and matter interaction and dispersion: Lorentz oscillator, Drude model, Kramers-Kronig relationship, Sellmeier equation
  • Polarization: Jones and Stokes formalism
  • Fundamentals of quantum optics

POM216

Semester: 1 (POM1)
Language: English/German
Winter: 4 (3V 1P)
ETCS: 6CP
Semester: Winter
Lecturer: Prof. Roths




Micro and Fiber Optics


Photonics Master


Educational objectives: Advanced knowledge and understanding of guided waves in simple light guiding structures and the resulting phenomena such as modes, dispersion and mode coupling enable students to calculate and apply light-guiding optical systems. Experimental experience is gained in the application of light wave technologies and related optical measurement systems.


Contents:
  • GRIN-optics
  • Theory and application of planar and circular wave guides
  • Wave propagation: plane and spherical waves, Gaussian beams
  • Mode coupling between two waveguides
  • Dispersion and group velocity
  • Photonic crystals as waveguides