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Dec 13, 2006
Solid State Lighting and Solar Cells    Bookmark and Share
Term: Winter 2007
Course No.: EECS 598-005
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: P. C. Ku
Prerequisites: EECS 429 or graduate standing

Course Description:
Do you know that we can reduce 25% of the electricity consumption and 10% of the total energy need by replacing the old-fashioned light bulbs with highly efficient solid-state devices? Do you know solar cells with efficiency as high as 87% can be achieved if we properly engineer the compound semiconductor materials? Come and join us in discovering new applications of compound semiconductor materials in the saving and generation of energy. In this course, we will discuss the science and technology behind these increasingly important research fields. We will give an in-depth overview of the physics, materials engineering, device structures, fabrication, and circuit integration. We will put special emphasis on the design and optimization of the technology. We will focus primarily on solid-state lighting and solar cells technologies using compound semiconductor materials such as GaN, InGaP, GaAs and etc. We will mention very little on the organic materials but students who are interested in organic devices will probably still find part of this course interesting. Students who have taken EECS 529 are welcome to enroll in this class too as the overlap will be minimal. This will be the first dedicated entry-level graduate course focusing on optoelectronic technologies in energy applications. Motivated undergraduate students are highly encouraged to join us too. This course will be targeted for senior undergraduate students and graduate students. We will review relevant basics at the beginning of the class but prior background in the level of EECS 429 or equivalent is highly recommended.Please feel free to contact me if you have any question or comment.For EECS/SSEL graduate students: This course can be claimed to fulfill the Solid State Kernel requirement under both Solid State Technology/Circuits and Solid State Devices categories.Textbooks:Primary - 1.E. F. Schubert, Light-Emitting Diodes, 2nd edition, Cambridge (2006)2.M. A. Green, Third Generation Photovoltaics: Advanced Solar Conversions, Springer (2006)Reference - 1.S. Nakamura et al., The Blue Laser Diode, 2nd edition, Springer (2000)
 
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