PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY OF OPTOELECTRONIC MATERIALS AND DEVICES

Course Information
TitleΦΥΣΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΥΛΙΚΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΔΙΑΤΑΞΕΩΝ ΟΠΤΟΗΛΕΚΤΡΟΝΙΚΗΣ / PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY OF OPTOELECTRONIC MATERIALS AND DEVICES
CodeΜΦΥ764
FacultySciences
SchoolPhysics
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorEleni Paloura
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40000257

Programme of Study: PPS Physics and Materials Sciences (2014-today)

Registered students: 2
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses212

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
600133647
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • ΜΦΥ663 MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION TECHNIQUES
  • ΜΦΥ652 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
  • ΜΦΥ653 MATERIALS STRUCTURE, GROWTH AND SYNTHESIS
  • ΜΦΥ664 SOLID STATE PHYSICS
  • ΜΦΥ666 MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION LABORATORY I
  • ΜΦΥ781 MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION LABORATORY II
General Prerequisites
solid state physics, structural properties of matter, optical properties of solids, epitaxial growth of semiconductors, Device physics
Learning Outcomes
The post-graduate students get acquainted with the principles of optoelectronics and its applications. They learn how to model optoelectronic devices based on semiconductor materials, heterojunctions and quantum materials They learn how to choose appropriate materials for the fabrication of light-emitting devices and detectors. They learn how growth modifications, e.g. dopant localization, improves the device performance
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to semiconductor heterostructures. Applications of optoelectronics. Growth of compound semiconductors and heterostructures, calculation of the lattice constant and band gap. Band structure modifications in compound semiconductors and heterostructures. Band offsets. Quantum materials, superlattices. Effect of quantization and strain on the valence band and the gap. Modulation doping. Radiative transitions. Homo- and heterojunction semiconductor light emitting diodes (LEDs). Quantum and injection efficiency, temperature related effects, loss mechanisms. Semiconductor technology for the fabrication of LEDs. LED geometries. Semiconductor lasers (p-n and double heterojunction). Simulated versus spontaneous emission. The optical cavity. Gain and threshold in a laser. Quantum well lasers. Detectors of optical signals and their characteristics. Material systems. Photoconductor, photodiode, p-i-n and heterojunction photodiode, solar cells.
Keywords
optoelectronics, heterostructures, semiconductor LEDs, semiconductor lasers, optoelectronic detectors
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • International literature
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Total
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
1. Σημειώσεις και διαφένειες μαθήματος 1. «Optoelectronics-An introduction” J. Wilson & J. F. B. Hawkes, Prentice Hall 1989 (3η έκδοση μετάφραση στα ελληνικά 2007, Πανεπιστημιακές εκδόσεις ΕΜΠ, Α.Α. Σεραφετινίδης) 2. «Οπτοηλεκτρονική» J. Singh, Εκδόσεις Τζιόλα 3. “Semiconductor devices-Physics & Technology” S. M. Sze, Wiley 2002 4. “Electronic & optoelectronic properties of semiconductor structures” J. Singh, Cambridge University Press 2003 5. “Semiconductor optoelectronics. Physics & Technology” McGraw-Hill, 1995 6. “Optoelectronics” E. Rosencher and B. Vinter, Cambridge University Press 2002 7. “Optical processes in semiconductors” J. I. Pankove, Dover Publications Inc. 8. “Optical properties of solids”, Mark Fox, Oxford Master Series in Condensed Matter Physics, Oxford Univ. Press (ΝΥ 2001) 9. Σ. Βες, Σημειώσεις ΜΠΣ, «Οπτικός χαρακτηρισμός υλικών» (ιστοχώρος μαθήματος στο bscw) 10. Σ. Βες, Σημειώσεις προπτυχιακού μαθήματος, «Οπτικές ιδιότητες υλικών
Last Update
11-11-2015