Computational Optoelectronics Course

by Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck

Computational Optoelectronics Course

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

Quantum Mechanics Review

Basics of Quantum Mechanics


Tsu-Esaki Formula Derivation

Quantum Wells and Heterostructures



Bandstructure Calculation

General Concepts on Bandstructure Description of Empirical Pseudopotential Method v.1 Description of Empirical Pseudopotential Method v.2 Implementation of Empirical Pseudopotential Method Description of the k.p Method Tight-Binding Bandstructure Calculation Method

Solar Cells

Renewable Sources of Energy MATLAB solar cells 1D code


Physical and Mathematical Description of the Operation of Photodetectors

Light Emitting Diodes Lasers

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