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MCC055 - Optoelectronics
Optoelektronik
 
Syllabus adopted 2021-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPWPS
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics
Department: 59 - MICROTECHNOLOGY AND NANOSCIENCE


Teaching language: English
Application code: 29127
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: C
Status, available places (updated regularly): Yes

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   28 Oct 2021 pm J,  04 Jan 2022 pm J,  18 Aug 2022 am J

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:

Anders G Larsson

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

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 including compulsory elements

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.



The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.


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