Photonics and optoelectronics have become key technologies in the new century for display, lighting, communication, storage, sensing, and biomedical applications. With the demands of energy saving, explosive use of Internet, high quality displays, multimedia entertainment, and improved medical care, the development and application of photonics and optoelectronics technology have become the indicators of living standards and economic power of a modern society. The Institute will continue to provide high-quality graduate education in photonics and to enhance cooperation with other institutions both within and outsideTaiwan.
The educational goal of GIPO is to provide quality education to students who will work in photonics- and optoelectronics-related areas in the future. The training emphasizes not only fundamental knowledge, but also the most updated technologies. GIPO offers more than fifty graduate-level elective courses relevant to photonics. GIPO participates in university-wide teaching evaluations to ensure competitive course quality.
The research topics of the faculty in GIPO cover a broad spectrum of photonics and optoelectronics technologies, including
(1) Display technologies: liquid crystal displays (LCD), design and fabrication of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) displays, poly-Si and amorphous thin film transistors for LCD and OLED display, projector techniques, and optical MEMS for display applications. (2) Energy technologies: solid-state lighting, solar cells, wide-band-gap semiconductors, novel materials and nanostructures for light-emitting devices. (3) Nano-technologies: semiconductor quantum dots, photonic crystals, surface plasmonic crystals, and nm-scale measurements, nano-structures for solar cells. (4) Nonlinear-optics technologies: nonlinear photonic crystals, wavelength conversion, and micro-structure optics. (5) Optical fiber communication technologies: active and passive fiber-based devices, and modules and subsystems in optical fiber communications. (6) Optoelectronic devices: LiNbO3 waveguides, silicon-photonics, laser diodes and amplifiers, photo-detectors, waveguide devices, optical MEMS devices, and numerical modeling techniques. (7) Bio-photonic technologies: bio-sensing, bio-photonic instrumentation, optical coherence tomography, harmonic imaging, and THz imaging.http://gipo.ntu.edu.tw/