Integrated Optics


Monolithic integrated optical circuits (IOC) have transformed the field of optics just as integrated circuits have transformed electronics. This course will cover the fundamental principles of integrated optics that are of practical interest to scientists and graduate students in the area of optoelectronics, with an emphasis on numerical calculations and simulations.


  • Review of electromagnetic principles
  • Optical waveguides
  • Coupled mode theory
  • Theory of optical grating
  • Numerical Methods in integrated optics
    • Transfer Matrix Method
    • Optical Shooting Method
    • Beam Propagation Method (BPM)
    • Finite Difference Time Domain Method (FDTD)
    • Optical Waveguide Mode solver
  • Integrated optic Device Examples:
    • AO, AWG, MZ, thermal, FBG, ring resonators, add/drop filters…
  • Design project