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Spring 2018-2019
ELE 559   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Photonic Systems

Paul R. Prucnal

Rapid advances in photonic chip integration has enabled the development of increasingly sophisticated photonic systems for communications and computing. This course covers: Photonic system fundamentals, including device limitations, noise characteristics & performance requirements; Photonic system design & technology, based on off-the-shelf components & integrated silicon photonic platforms; Photonic systems applications, including communication networks & intra-chip interconnects, analog signal processors for cyber-physical systems & cryptography, and neuromorphic computing for nonlinear optimization & real-time signal analysis.

Sample reading list:
P. Prucnal and B. Shastri, Neuromorphic Photonics
P. Prucnal, Optical Code Division Multiple Access Networks: Fundamental

Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Design Project - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42309 L01 09:00:00 am - 12:00:00 pm F   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:11 Limit:15