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Computational Optoelectronics Course

by Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck

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by Dragica Vasileska
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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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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 Mechanics Review ==
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== 1. Quantum Mechanics Review ==
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* Quantum Wells and Heterostructures
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== Bandstructure Calculation ==
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== 2. Band Structure Calculation ==
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== Solar Cells ==
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== 3. Solar Cells ==
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* Solar Cells Described
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== Photodetectors ==
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== 4. Photodetectors ==
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== Light Emitting Diodes ==
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== 5. Light Emitting Diodes ==
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== 6. Lasers ==
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* D. K. Ferry, Quantum Mechanics: An Introduction for Device Physicists and Electrical Engineers, Second Edition (Institute of Physics Publishing, 2001).
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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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