TFE4166 - Photonics II


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

The course will provide students with a thorough understanding of the physical principles and effects that form the basis for photonic components and systems. The course will also provide an overview of practical photonic components, as well as provide an introduction to the applications of these in optical communication systems. The following topics are covered: photon optics, photon-atom interaction, laser amplifiers, resonator optics, lasers, semiconductor optics, semiconductor sources and detectors, fiber optics and optical communication.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate has - advanced knowledge about the properties of photons, photon-atom interaction, and photon sources and detectors - detailed knowledge of the design, performance and limitations of optical systems

Skills: The candidate can - perform detailed calculations of functional characteristics of photonic components - perform detailed design of photonic systems based on photonic component models - use advanced optical instrumentation for characterization of photonic components and systems

General competence: The candidate can - collaborate in group in solving and carrying out laboratory tasks - document results from experimental work in report form - find, interpret and apply relevant literature for solving theoretical and practical problems

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, tutorials and laboratory exercises. The course may be held in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory exercises

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination in August, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

E.A.Saleh, M.C.Teich: Fundamentals of Photonics.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FE8801 3.7 AUTUMN 2017
FE8127 3.7 AUTUMN 2017
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Telecommunication
  • Electrooptics/Biooptics
  • Applied Optics
  • Physical Electronics
  • Optics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electronic Systems


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 C 2024-05-15 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL310 Sluppenvegen 14 9
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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