The aim of the course is two-fold:
- to provide physical insight of photonic and microwave components;
- to offer the theoretical and practical tools to design and measure basic antennas.
Those aims are achieved through a combination of lecturers, tutorials, and laboratory activities.
This course requires that the students have studied the compulsory courses in electromagnetics at UNIMORE, or equivalent courses at other universities.
- Introduction: Electromagnetic Spectrum;Microwave applications; Wireless systems; Optical and Photonic Applications
- Review antenna fundamentals: radiation pattern; drectivity and gain; radiation resistance; effective area; Friis transmission formula.
- Microstrip antennas: Basic Characteristics; feeding methods;
- RFID systems and antennas;
- Aperture type antennas: radiation from planar aperture; Uniform and tapered aperture field; radiaton from slots.
- Plane waves; Reflection from dielectric and conducting planes.
- Cylindrical structures and their modes; Mode properties; Dispersion and attenuation.
- Metallic Waveguides: Planar and rectangular Waveguides; Modes; Cut-off frequency; Phase and Group velocities.
- Dielectric Waveguides: Slab; Optical Fiber; Radiating Modes; Propagation Loss.
- Sources and Detectors.
- LEDs and Lasers: stimulated emission, resonant cavity;
F. S. Marzano, N. Pierdicca, "Fondamenti di Antenne", Carocci 2011 (1st ed.)
S. Selleri, L. Vincetti, A. Cucinotta, "Componenti Ottici e Fotonici", Esculapio 2012 (1st ed.)
Constantine A. Balanis, "Antenna Theory: Analysis and Design," John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1982 (1st ed.), 1997(2nd ed.)
G. Keiser, Optical Fiber Communications, Mc-Graw-Hill
J. A. Buck, Fundametal of Optical Fibers, Wiley