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EECS 429: Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices

Instructor: P.C. Ku

Coverage
Optoelectronic devices play a crucial role in numerous technology areas including internet, data storage, high-performance computers, display, image sensors, lighting and solar cells. EECS 429 covers the fundamental device physics and materials science underlying modern optoelectronic devices including lasers, light emitting diodes, photodetectors, solar cells, and optical modulators. Special emphasis is on the concept and design of the devices as well as their applications in different technologies.

Lab
The Lab includes introduction to manufacturing facilities, laboratory demonstrations of optoelectronic devices, and computer-aided design of solid-state lamps and optical data network.

Textbook(s)
Bhattacharya, Pallab. Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1997.

Syllabus
1. Overview
2. Elemental and compound semiconductors
3. Electronic properties of semiconductors
4. Optoelectronic properties of semiconductors
5. Junction theory
6. Light-emitting diodes
7. Semiconductor lasers
8. Optoelectronic devices in systems
9. Photodetectors and solar cells
10. Optical modulators
11. Conclusion

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