# PX370 - Optoelectronics and Laser Physics

**Module code:**PX370**Module name:**Optoelectronics and Laser Physics**Department:**Physics**Credit:**7.5

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

## Module content and teaching

###### Principal aims

To provide an introduction to the physical principles upon which the laser and a number of other optoelectronic devices are based. To describe a number of different types of laser, second harmonic generation using lasers, modulators (both electro-opto and acousto-optic) and detectors such as the photodiode, avalanche photodiode and photomultiplier. To describe the properties of optical fibres and the likely requirements of an optical communication system.

###### Principal learning outcomes

At the end of the module you should; understand the essential requirements for laser action in a material and be able to describe different types of laser; be able to describe an optical modulator; be able to describe light detectors such as the photodiode, avalanche photodiode and photomultiplier and be aware of their relative merits; be able to describe optical fibres and to discuss which are the important parameters of these in an optical communications system.

###### Timetabled teaching activities

15 Lectures

###### Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/teach/syllabi/year3/px370

## Module assessment

Assessment group | Assessment name | Percentage |
---|---|---|

7.5 CATS (Module code: PX370-7.5) | ||

B (Examination only) | 1.5 hr exam (Summer) Optoelectronics and Laser Physics | 100% |

VA (Visiting students only) | 100% assessment visiting/exchange PART-YEAR ONLY | 100% |

## Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

###### Core

N/A

###### Optional Core

N/A

###### Optional

- Undergraduate Physics (BSc) (F300) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Physics (with Intercalated Year) (F301) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Physics (BSc MPhys) (F304) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (with Intercalated Year) (GF14) - Year 4