​​​​Welcome to: FYST50 Physics: Optoelectronics and Optical Communications, 7.5 credits​

Welcome to the homepage of the course "Optoelectronics and Optical Communications".
The course will provide a platform both for the selection of suitable devices for various applications in optoelectronics and optical communication and for the development of next generation devices. To achieve this, the course will emphasise the underlying physics as well as how performance is affected by device design and materials properties.  ​​


Optical processes in semiconductors, materials properties, charge carrier dynamics Wave guide optics, fibre optics and optical communication Quantum structures and microcavities Light emitting devices: light-emitting diodes and laser diodes. Light-absorbing devices: detectors, camera chips and solar cells.

Term: ​S​​pring          Period: ​1
Level: ​A
Language: English
Coordinators: Dan HessmanCord Arnold
Registration/Requirements: LUBAS

Form of teaching

The teaching consists of lectures, laboratory sessions and exercises Participation in laboratory sessions and other teaching integrated with that, is mandatory. 

Lectures: ​28 hours
Calculus: 14 hours
Laboratory exercises: 12 hours


Written examination at the end of the course. Students who do not pass the regular exam are offered a new possibility shortly after the regular exam. Subcourses that are part of this course can be found in an appendix at the end of this document.​

Grading scale: U-G-VG


  • Fundamentals of Photonics B. E. A. Saleh and M. C. Teich, Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics, John Wiley & Sons, together with lecture notes and hand out material.

Teachers and Assistants

phone: +46 46 222 03 37
phone: +46 46 222 38 32

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