ECE 528 - Fiber and Integrated Optics 

Description: Credit 4. Propagation in thin films and fibers; mode launching, coupling, and losses; sources, detectors,
 modulators, interferometers; fabrication and measurement techniques; and fiber optics systems. 

Prerequisites: ECE 520 

Recent Textbook: P. Yeh, Optical Waves in Layered Media, New York, New York: John Wiley and Sons Publishing
Company, 1988. 


  • Dielectric slab waveguide 
  • Directional coupler 
  • Step-index and graded-index cylindrical fibers 
  • Anisotropic waveguides 
  • Coupling mode theory 
  • Numerical techniques for model analysis 
  • Mode launching 
  • Losses 
  • Semiconductor optical sources 
  • Detectors 
  • Integrated optical devices 
  • Fabrication, measurement and testing