EE 232. Lightwave Devices

Catalog Description: This course is designed to give an introduction and overview of the fundamentals of optoelectronic devices. Topics such as optical gain and absorption spectra, quantization effects, strained quantum wells, optical waveguiding and coupling, and hetero p-n junction will be covered. This course will focus on basic physics and design principles of semiconductor diode lasers, light emitting diodes, photodetectors and integrated optics. Practical applications of the devices will be also discussed.

Units: 4.0

Prerequisites: Electrical Engineering 130 or equivalent; Physics 137A and Electrical Engineering 117 recommended.

Formats:
Fall: 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week
Spring: 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion per week

Grading basis: letter

Final exam status: Written final exam conducted during the scheduled final exam period

Also listed as: EL ENG 232


Class Schedule (Spring 2018):
TuTh 12:30PM - 1:59PM, Cory 293 – Ming C. Wu

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Department Notes: Develop a physical understanding of optoelectronic devices, including light-emitting diodes, semiconductor lasers, photodetectors, modulators; and solar cells. Acquire basic skills for analyzing and designing semiconductor optoelectronic devices.

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