Credits: 3


This course covers the scientifically intriguing and industry-relevant optoelectronic devices, including lasers, solar cells, light-emitting diodes (LED), and photodetectors. The course is designed to walk the students through the device working principles, significant components of each device, state of the art of each device, and outlook of these device developments. The course aims to equip the students with necessary device knowledge for future careers on optoelectronic devices, in both academia and industry. There are no prerequisite courses for this course, though some backgrounds in semiconductors and pn junctions will be helpful.

Semesters Offered

Fall 2017, Spring 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023, Fall 2024

Learning Objectives

  • Students will learn analytical and numerical techniques to determine pwoer conversion efficiency for various design architectures adn technologies, including Si, III-V, II-VI, and preovskite materials