Credits: 3


Prerequisites: ENEE380 and completion of all lower-division technical courses in the EE curriculum. Co-requisites: ENEE313 and ENEE381.

A fundamental understanding of quantum mechanical principles for electrical engineering and nanotechnology applications is provided. Students will be acquainted with concepts on which modern electronic andoptical devices are based. Topics include: wave phenomena and wave-particle duality, photons and quantum states, entanglement, paradoxes, quantum cryptography, Schrodinger's equation in 1-dimension, bound states, tunneling, s cattering problems, optoelectronic and electronic devices and superconducting Josephson's junctions.

Semesters Offered

Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024

Learning Objectives

  • Students will become acquainted with principles of quantum mechanics
  • They will learn how to solve problems in quantum mechanics
  • They will learn how modern optoelectronic devices work

Topics Covered

  • Wave phenomena and wave-particle duality
  • Photons and quantum states- entanglement, paradoxes, quantum cryptography
  • Schrodinger’s equation in 1-dimension: bound states, tunneling, scattering problems
  • Applications to optoelectronic devices
  • Josephson's junction