Shyh-Chiang Shen

ECE 4451 Device Technologies for Optical and Wireless Communications


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Basic Course Information is given as follows.

Course Description: This course is meant for ECE undergraduate students who are interested in semiconductor-based device technologies. To start with, we will discuss some basic semicondcutor properties from the quantum mechanical view points. Quantum well concepts and their applications to semiconductor devices will be introduced. Using this knowledge, we will further discuss fundamental operation principles and basic characteristics of several viable optoelectronic devices including solar cells, photodetectors, light emitting diodes (LED), optical modulators, and semiconductor laser diodes (LD).

The instructor will focus more on basic understanding of operation principles and applications of each device technology than on theoretical derivations. The students will also be asked to formulate a term paper on specific topics (proposed by the student; approved by the instructor) and to give a short presentation of the paper research outcome at the end of the semester.

Instructor: Shyh-Chiang Shen Office: Room 307, Bunger Henry Building

Time: 4:35 – 5:55 P.M., Tue. & Thur. Classroom: VL E261 (please check official website for updated info.)

Textbooks: Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices, 2nd Ed. Bhattacharya, Prentice Hall

Suggested Prerequisite: ECE3040 and/or ECE3080

Office Hour: TBA TA: NONE

Homework: will be assigned approximately on bi-weekly basis.

Exams: 2 quizzes + 1 final

Final report: double-spaced,