Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
EEE5750 Quantum Electronics Spring 3 0 3 12
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Prof. Dr. ŞEREF KALEM
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The goal of this course is to introduce students to the fundamentals of photonics, and provide them with the necessary foundation and tools to understand optical systems.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
I. Understand optical elements and image formation
II. Model transmission of light in free space, through optical components, and through waveguides
III. Understand interaction of light with matter and light with light
IV. Distinguish the different theories of light and use the appropriate theory to formulate and solve optical problems
V. Have the necessary background and tools for advanced optics courses

Course Content

1st week: Ray optics
2nd week: Graded index optics, matrix optics
3rd week: Wave optics, monochromatic waves
4th week: Interference, polychromatic light
5th week: Beam optics
6th week: Fourier optics
7th week: Fourier optics, diffraction
8th week: Fourier optics, image formation
9th week: Electromagnetic optics
10th week: Electromagnetic optics
11th week: Absorption, dispersion, pulse propagation
12th week: Polarization optics
13th week: Guided wave optics
14th week: Guided wave optics

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Ray optics: Postulates of ray optics, simple optical components (mirrors, lenses, light guides)
2) Graded index optics, Matrix optics
3) Postulates of wave optics, monochromatic waves, reflection, refraction
4) Interference, polychromatic light
5) Gaussian beam, Transmission through optical components
6) Light propagation, transfer function of free space
7) Optical Fourier transform, diffraction (Fraunhofer, Fresnel)
8) Fourier optics: Image Formation, Holography
9) Electromagnetic theory of light, dielectric media
10) Monochromatic electromagnetic waves
11) Absorption and dispersion, pulse propagation
12) Polarization of light, reflection and refraction, polarization devices
13) Planar-mirror waveguides, planar dielectric waveguides
14) Two dimensional waveguides, optical coupling in waveguides


Course Notes / Textbooks: Fundamentals of Photonics, B.E.A Saleh and M.C. Teich
References: Optics, Eugene Hecht

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 1 % 5
Homework Assignments 1 % 20
Preliminary Jury 1 % 35
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 6 84
Midterms 3 12 36
Final 3 11 33
Total Workload 195

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.