This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
EI71062 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Specific catalogue of special courses for condensed matter physics
- Focus Area Experimental Quantum Science & Technology in M.Sc. Quantum Science & Technology
- Complementary catalogue of special courses for nuclear, particle, and astrophysics
- Complementary catalogue of special courses for Biophysics
- Complementary catalogue of special courses for Applied and Engineering Physics
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
Bragg mirrors, anti-reflection coatings, optical waveguides, optical resonators
Group velocity and group velocity dispersion
Review of semiconductor physics, band structure, effective masses of electrons and holes
Quantum-mechanical description of light emission and absorption, joint density of states, Purcell effect
Materials systems, preparation, and characterization
Heterostructures and band engineering
Light emitting diodes
Edge-emitting diode lasers
Frequency selection in semiconductor lasers: distributed feedback lasers and external cavity lasers
Vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers
Quantum and interbrand cascade lasers
Electro-optic and electro-absorption light modulators
Solid state electronics (required)
Basic quantum mechanics (required)
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
Tue, 09:45–11:15, N1095ZG
Tue, 11:30–13:00, N1095ZG
Learning and Teaching Methods
Course textbook: Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices, 2nd Ed., by P.K. Bhattacharya
Additional suggested textbook: Physics of Photonic Devices, 2nd Ed., by S.L. Chuang
Description of exams and course work
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.