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This is a one semester course involving lectures, projects and exams. In the previous years, this used to be only a project-based course (since September 2013).
By the end of the course, it is expected that students will be able to:
Detailed Course Outline
3-hour lectures per week
Overview: Silicon photonics enables the fabrication of CMOS circuits for optical communications, sensors, and biomedical devices. Example components include modulator and laser drivers, trans-impedance amplifiers, automatic gain control and temperature control circuits.
Basic core undergraduate courses in electronics, i.e. familarity with CMOS and circuit analysis, and computer-aided design tools for circuit design such as Candence.
Texts and Bibliography
There is no single textbook that covers the course topics in detail. The course will be taught using the instructor’s lecture notes, along with reference books and IEEE Journals (JSSC, TCAS) and Conferences (ISSCC, VLSI Symposium, CICC).
Design of Integrated Circuits for Optical Communications, B. Razavi, Wiley, 2012 (2nd Ed).
Broadband Circuits for Optical Fiber Communication, E. Sackinger, Wiley-Interscience, 2005.
Silicon Photonics Design: From Devices to System, L. Chrostowski and M. Hochberg, Cambridge University Press, 2015.