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OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES (9 credits)
Master Degree in Electronic Engineering (“Green Electronics”) - 1st year
1st semester, academic year 2016/17

Dr. Mauro Mosca



 Lesson Plan



This course provides the fundamentals and some advanced concepts on devices for optoelectronics and photonics. The approach is dynamic and concrete, with a look to the commercial devices and industrial environment, also in terms of employment. During the course, students are expected to solve some exercises on the fundamentals of optoelectronic devices and to attend some laboratory experiences. The course requires the knowledge of Physics of Electronics Materials.

Main Topics
• Light properties • Electro-optic modulators • Fundamental of photodetectors • Fundamental of LEDs • Fundamental of lasers • Dielectric mirrors • Epitaxy • Materials for optoelectronics devices
• Device characterisation
• LED advanced structures: high efficient, microcavity and superluminescent LEDs
• White LEDs
• Organic LEDs (OLEDs)
• VCSEL
• Quantum-cascade laser
• QWIP (Quantum-Well Infrared Photodetectors)
• UV “Solar-Blind” Detectors
• Solar cells
• Applications

The course includes experimental exercises which will be carried out in the Photonics Laboratory of our Department (DEIM). They will be focused mainly on the characterisation of some optoelectronic devices.

Course books
- Teaching Material provided by the lecturer
In addition to the material provided by the lecturer (notes, projected slides), the following text books are recommended:
- J. Wilson, J. Hawkes: Optoelectronics: An introduction (3rd edition), Prentice Hall (1998)
- A. Rogers: Essentials of Optoelectronics, Springer-Science (1997)
- C. W. Wilmsen, H. Temkin, L. A. Coldren: Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers: Design, Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications, Cambridge University Press (2001)
- E. F. Schubert: Light-Emitting Diodes (2nd edition), Cambridge University Press (2006)
- D. Sands: Diode lasers, IoP Publishing (2005)
- V. Ryzhii: Intersubband Infrared Photodetectors, World Scientific (2003)
- M. Razeghi, M. Henini: Optoelectronic Devices: III-Nitrides, Gulf Professional Publishing (2004)

Assessment
Oral examination and redaction of a short paper.



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 Class organisation (Scheda di trasparenza)



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Communications to the students
Course start date: Thursday September 29th, 2016, 8 a.m.

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