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Advanced Optoelectronics

EE480 and EE580

Professor Hilmi Volkan Demir

 

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Objectives:
- To study state-of-the-art optoelectronic devices with an emphasis on innovation,
- To inspire innovation by walking students through generations of optoelectronic devices, and
- To encourage on new device designs and/or improving the designs of existing devices.
 
Course description:

Review of physics of optoelectronic devices including heterostructures, quantum processes for optical absorption,  emission and refraction, and junction theory.

Light emitting diodes.

Semiconductor optical detectors.

Optical modulators.

Laser diodes.

Photonic switches.

Solar cells.

 
Note:This is a self-contained course. No prerequiste is necessary.