course: Optoelectronics

number:
141267
teaching methods:
lecture with tutorials
media:
computer based presentation
responsible person:
Priv.-Doz. Dr.-Ing. Nils C. Gerhardt
lecturer:
Priv.-Doz. Dr.-Ing. Nils C. Gerhardt (ETIT)
language:
english
HWS:
4
CP:
6
offered in:
winter term

dates in winter term

  • start: Wednesday the 11.10.2017
  • lecture Wednesdays: from 10:15 to 12.00 o'clock in ID 05/158
  • tutorial (alternativ) Thursdays: from 14:15 to 16.00 o'clock in ID 05/158
  • tutorial (alternativ) Thursdays: from 14:15 to 16.00 o'clock in ID 04/401

Exam

Oral

Date according to prior agreement with lecturer.

Duration: 30min
Exam registration: FlexNow

goals

Learn the functional principle of optoelectronic devices. Accumulate knowledge of the basic physics and on the function of the most important devices (solar cell, photodiode, light emitting diode, semiconductor laser).

content

At first, the basic principles of semiconductors (lattice structure, band structure, doping) are introduced. In the second chapter, the elementary interactions between light and semiconductors are addressed. The third chapter contains the p-n-junction and hetero junctions. Then, the most important devices: solar cells, photodiodes, light emitting diodes, and semiconductor lasers are discussed in separate chapters. New devices like modulators and optical switches are referred to in the second last chapter and the last chapter consists of an overview about organic optoelectronics.

requirements

none

recommended knowledge

  • Basic knowledge of engineering, physics and mathematics
  • Quantum mechanics

literature

  1. Sze, Simon M. "Physics of Semiconductor Devices", Wiley & Sons, 1981
  2. Bhattacharya, Pallab "Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices", Prentice Hall, 1996

miscellaneous

Master course