Photonics and Applications

Course Information
TitleΦΩΤΟΝΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΕΦΑΡΜΟΓΕΣ / Photonics and Applications
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorKonstantinos Vyrsokinos
Course ID40003092

Programme of Study: PROGRAMMA SPOUDŌN 2022

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses845

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The students will acquire basic knowledge in photonics, optoelectronics, modulation and detection of optical signals, photonic integrated circuits and plasmonic technology elements.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to Photonic Technology Photonics vs. Electronics: Similarities and differences Materials of Photonic Technologies (LiNbO3, Si, Ge, GaAs, InP, Polymers) Electromagnetic waves in nm scale Optical fibers and waveguiding Sources and detectors of light in Optical Fibers and Photonic Integrated Circuits (Lasers, Modulators, Photodiodes) Passive elements in Photonic Integrated Circuits (waveguides, filters, Multiplexers/Demultiplexers, Couplers, Elements for coupling light with optical fibers, polarization splitters/combiners and rotators, Photonic Crystals Linera and Non linear phenomena in Photonic Applications (Kerr, Pockels, 2nd Harmonic Generation) Plasmonics and plasmonic waveguides Integration Technologies for Photonic Circuits Applications to Biology, Medicine and Imaging Applications to Datacom, Telecom and Information transportation
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
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