Optoelectronics is a field that combines optical and electronic devices for applications such as communications (like fiberoptics), sensing (like optical scanners), and displays (like handheld, touch sensitive computers).
Electrical Engineering students at Western have the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment in the cutting-edge field of optoelectronics. In the optoelectronics laboratory, capabilities include analyzing the polarization dependence of optoelectronic devices, measuring the spectral characteristics of tunable lasers with sub-picometer resolution, and testing the bit error ratio at transmission rates up to 12.5 Gb/s.
- Photonic materials
- Component design
- Optoelectronic testing and prototyping
- Optoelectronic technology for the key markets of the Carolinas