ECE Course Outline
Optoelectronics: Materials, Processes, Devices (3-0-3)
- Catalog Description
- Optoelectronic materials, physical processes, and devices. Includes compound semiconductor materials, excitation, recombination, gain, and modulation processes and devices such as emitters, detectors, and modulators. Crosslisted with PHYS 6771.
- Bhattacharya, Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices (2nd edition), Prentice Hall, 1997. ISBN 9780134956565 (required)
- Topical Outline
Review of Bulk Semiconductor Electronic Properties Material Composition Crystal Growth and Device Processing Bandstructure, Statistics, Carrier Transport Bulk Semiconductor Optoelectronic Properties Generation-recombination mechanisms Impact ionization Optical absorption (including with electric fields) Spontaneous and stimulated emission, and gain Junction and Heterostructures Homojunctions Heterojunctions MS and MIS junction Quantum Confinement Quantum wells Superlattices and minibands Optical properties of quantum heterostructures Characterization of Optoelectronic Structures Characterization methods for macro-structures Characterization methods for quantum structures Photodetectors Basic photonic detection Photoconductors Junction photodiodes Advanced photodiodes Photodetector comparisons: responsivity, gain, bandwidth, noise Emitters Light emitting diodes Advanced spontaneous emitters Review of laser operation: gain + cavity resonance Homojunction and heterojunction lasers Quantum well and multiple quantum well lasers Advanced emitters Emitter comparisons: I-V, L-I, bandwidth, linewidth, linearity, temperature sensitivity Modulators Analog and digital modulation Electroabsorption and electrorefraction devices Acousto-optic and electro-optic devices Quantum confined Stark effect devices (including SEED) Liquid crystal modulators Modulator comparisons: operational bandwidth, speed, contrast ratio, switching energy, temperature sensitivity
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