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Syllabus for

Academic year
MCC055 - Optoelectronics
 
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-11 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPWPS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics
Department: 59 - MICROTECHNOLOGY AND NANOSCIENCE


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: C

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   29 Oct 2015 pm H,  05 Jan 2016 pm M,  18 Aug 2016 am M

In programs

MPEES EMBEDDED ELECTRONIC SYSTEM DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPWPS WIRELESS, PHOTONICS AND SPACE ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)
MPCOM COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Docent  Åsa Haglund
Professor  Anders G Larsson



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Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic knowledge of semiconductor materials and electromagnetic fields.

Aim

● To provide good understanding of semiconductor materials used in optoelectronics with a special emphasis on optical properties and processes
● To give basic knowledge of the most important optoelectronic components for generation, modulation and detection of light in the ultraviolet, visible and infrared

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)


  1. Choose the most appropriate semiconductor material and semiconductor structure for an optoelectronic device with a certain performance

  2. Describe the optical absorption and emission characteristics of a given semiconductor material under certain excitation conditions

  3. Predict the most fundamental performance characteristics of a given optoelectronic device design from first-order calculations

  4. Choose the most appropriate optoelectronic device for a specific application and understand possibilities and limitations offered by that particular device

  5. Perform measurements to investigate the basic properties of light emitting and detecting devices

Content


  • Wave propagation

  • Semiconductor materials

  • Electrical properties of semiconductors

  • Optical properties of semiconductors

  • Heterostructures and pn-junctions

  • Optical waveguides

  • Light emitting diodes

  • Semiconductor lasers

  • Photodetectors

  • Optical modulators

  • Integrated optics and photonic integrated circuits

Organisation


  • Lectures, 28 h

  • Tutorial exercises and problem solving, 24 h

  • Laboratory exercises, 8 h

  • Home assignments, 5 (optional, give bonus points at the examination)

  • Project, equivalent to 1.5 credit units (literature study, written report, oral presentation)

  • Written examination

Literature


  • A. Larsson, Semiconductor Optoelectronics - Device Physics and Technologies, Chalmers University of Technology

  • Lecture notes

  • Home assignments

  • Laboratory exercise manuals

  • Instructions for projects.

Examination

The laboratory exercises, the project and the written examination are compulsary parts of the course.  The written examination and the project examine learning outcomes 1-4.  Learning outcome 5 is examined during the laboratory exercises.  Lectures, home assignments and tutorial exercises are optional, but strongly recommended.


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