Course syllabus

Optoelektronik och optisk kommunikation
Optoelectronics and Optical Communication

FFFN25, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED N
Date of Decision: 2023-04-17

General Information

Main field: Photonics.
Main field: Nanoscience.
Compulsory for: MFOT1
Elective for: E4-fh, F4, F4-f, F4-nf, F4-fel, MNAV1, N4-nf, N4-hn
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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. In order to achieve this, the course will emphasize the underlying physics as well as how performance is affected by device design and materials properties.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written examination and completed laboratory work.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0115. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 6,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam
Code: 0215. Name: Laboratory Exercises.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Written reports.


Assumed prior knowledge: Basic semiconductor physics equivalent to Solid State Physics (FFFF05), Electronic Materials (FFFF01) or Physics of Devices (ESSF20).
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FFFN15, FAF095

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Dan Hessman,
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