Recent advances in photonic devices and fiber optic communication systems have created the need for microelectronics students to have considerable exposure to optoelectronic devices. This course will address the basic principles of common optoelectronic devices including semiconductor lasers, detectors, imaging tubes and optical fibres to lead the students to understand the operation principles and applications of semiconductor lasers, various photonic detectors, imaging devices, fibre optic systems and some modern optoelectronic devices and appreciate the rapidly expanding optoelectronics technology.
Optoelectronics and Optical Engineering. Optoelectronic Devices. Optoelectronic materials. Electronic and optical properties of materials. Laser Theory. Semiconductor junctions. Light emitting diodes. Photodetectors. Optoelectronic modulators.