principles of light generation and detection, operation, and design of state-of-the-art optoelectronic and photonic devices. Advanced treatment of the operating principles of semiconductor optoelectronic devices with direct comparison to experimental data reported in the literature.
Optoelectronic devices and optoelectronic integrated optics are becoming increasingly important electronic components with industrial, consumer, and defense applications in fields such as high speed communications, solid state lighting, optical imaging, and environmental and biomedical sensing. To design, characterize, and model these devices requires an in-depth knowledge of semiconductor device physics, gained in ECE 4214, and of material properties and carrier dynamics, gained in ECE 5200.
To design, characterize, and model optoelectronic devices requires an in-depth knowledge of semiconductor device physics and of material properties and carrier dynamics, which is gained in ECE 5200. The introduction to quantum mechanics that is also covered in ECE 5200 will be extended to develop the theory required to explain the influence that nanoscale dimensions has on the materials properties and the perturbations that quantum mechanics has on the properties of optoelectronic devices.
Percentage of Course
|1. Electronic structure of semiconductors||10%|
|2. Heterostructures and the effects of heavy doping||5%|
|3. Optical processes in semiconductors||15%|
|4. Heterojunction band alignment and quantum wells||10%|
|5. Propagation of light||15%|
|6. Semiconductor lasers||15%|
|7. Photodetectors and integrated photonics||15%|
|8. Solar cells||15%|