Coursebooks

Physics of photonic semiconductor devices

PHYS-434

Lecturer(s) :

Butté Raphaël

Language:

English

Summary

Series of lectures covering the physics of quantum heterostructures, dielectric microcavities and photonic crystal cavities as well as the properties of the main light emitting devices that are light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and laser diodes (LDs).

Content

1. Semiconductor materials for optoelectronics

2. Semiconducting nanostructures, dielectric microcavities and photonic crystals

4. Electroluminescence

5. Laser diodes

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Physics of semiconductors and fundamentals of light-matter interaction

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra with exercises

Expected student activities

Weekly graded homeworks for an extra point
Read the bibliographical ressources in order to fully integrate and properly use the physical concepts seen in the lectures and the exercices

Assessment methods

Written exam (plus an extra point via weekly homeworks)

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Others Office hours: appoinments to be arranged by email.

Resources

Bibliography

"Optoelectronics", E. Rosencher & B. Vinter (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002)

"Wave mechanics applied to semiconductor heterostructures", G. Bastard (Les éditions de physiques, Les Ulis, 1991)

"Optical processes in semiconductors", J. I. Pankove (Dover, New York, 1971)

"Diode lasers and photonic integrated circuits", L. A. Coldren & S. W. Corzine (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1995)

Ressources en bibliothèque

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