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Computational Optoelectronics Course

by Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck

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by Dragica Vasileska
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by Lynn Zentner

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== Computational Optoelectronics Course ==
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This course teaches the users the basic principles of operation of solar cells, light-emitting diodes, photodetectors and VCSELS. For some of these devices numerical implementation details are given and source codes are provided together with simulation examples. The outline of topics covered is as follows
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== Quantum Mechanics Review ==
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[Resources(9101)]
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[[Image(solar_panel.jpg)]] [[Image(photodetector.bmp)]] [[Image(lasers.bmp)]]
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[Resources(9103)]
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Tsu-Esaki Formula Derivation
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This course teaches the students the basic principles for the operation of solar cells, light-emitting diodes, photodetectors and VCSELS. For some of these devices, numerical implementation details are given and source codes are provided together with simulation examples. The outline of topics covered is as follows:
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Quantum Wells and Heterostructures
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[Resources(9206)]
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== 1. Quantum Mechanics Review ==
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[[Image(pe.png)]]
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* [[Resource(9101)]]
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* [[Resource(9103)]]
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* Tsu-Esaki Formula Derivation
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* [[Resource(9203)]]
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== 2. Band Structure Calculation ==
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[[Image(bandstructure.jpg, 400px)]]
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* [[Resource(9003)]]
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* [[Resource(1506)]]
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* [[Resource(4882)]]
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* [[Resource(8999)]]
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* [[Resource(9454)]]
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* [[Resource(9122)]]
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== 3. Solar Cells ==
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[[Image(solarcells.jpg, 400px)]]
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* [[Resource(9001)]]
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* [[Resource(9219)]]
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== 4. Photodetectors ==
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[[Image(photodetectors.jpg, 400px)]]
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* [[Resource(9142)]]
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== 5. Light Emitting Diodes ==
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[[Image(led1.bmp)]] [[Image(led2.bmp)]]
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== 6. Lasers ==
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[[Image(lasers.bmp)]] [[Image(lasdiode.gif, 200px)]]
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== Suggested Reading: ==
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* D. K. Ferry. (2001). ''Quantum Mechanics: An Introduction for Device Physicists and Electrical Engineers''. 2nd ed. Bristol (UK): Institute of Physics Publishing.
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<p> Bandstructure Calculation</p>
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<li><a href="/resources/9003/">General Concepts on Bandstructure</a></li>
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<li><a href="/resources/1506/">Description of Empirical Pseudopotential Method v.1</a></li>
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<li><a href="/resources/4882/">Description of Empirical Pseudopotential Method v.2</a></li>
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<li><a href="/resources/8999/">Implementation of Empirical Pseudopotential Method</a></li>
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<li> Description of the k.p Method</li>
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<li><a href="/resources/9122/">Tight-Binding Bandstructure Calculation Method</a></li>
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<p> Solar Cells</p>
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<li><a href="/resources/9001/">Renewable Sources of Energy</a></li>
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<li><a href="/resources/9219/">MATLAB solar cells 1D code</a></li>
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<p>Photodetectors</p>
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<li><a href="/resources/9142/">Physical and Mathematical Description of the Operation of Photodetectors</a></li>
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<p> Light Emitting Diodes</p>
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<p> Lasers</p>
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