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  • 3 months
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Overview

This Active Optical Devices gives you the opportunity to try out a course in a Master’s degree to get a feel for the full experience. If you complete the course, it can potentially count towards credit if you enroll to the MSEE Electrical Engineering.

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This Active Optical Devices offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Colorado Boulder is designed to help you gain complete understanding of active optical devices by clearly defining and interconnecting the fundamental physical mechanisms, device design principles, and device performance. You will study and gain active experience with light emitting semiconductor devices like light emitting diodes and lasers, nanophotonics, optical detectors, and displays.

Specialization Learning Outcomes:

  • Analyze and design semiconductor light sources, and surrounding optical systems
  • Analyze and design detection systems for LIDAR, microscopy and cameras
  • Analyze and design systems for optical device systems that can adapt to the environment at hand.
  • Use lasers and optical electronics in electronic systems through an understanding of the interaction of light and atoms, laser rate equations and noise in photo-detection.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 3 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 3 months to complete
      • Suggested 8 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Light Emitting Diodes and Semiconductor Lasers
  • Nanophotonics and Detectors
  • Displays

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English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Advanced Level

  • Some undergraduate-level math and physics, along with some basics of electrical engineering

Tuition Fee

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Funding

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