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Seminar Modern Optoelectronic Devices

Module EI77008

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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.

Module version of SS 2020

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
WS 2022/3SS 2020

Basic Information

EI77008 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.

  • Catalogue of student seminars for condensed matter physics
  • Catalogue of student seminars for Applied and Engineering Physics
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 45 h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


The seminar is intended for students interested in the field of optoelectronics. The module will consist of discussions of current topics in optoelectronics research with a particular focus on novel semiconductor light sources and photonic integrated systems, including light emitting diodes and diode lasers, quantum cascade and interband cascade lasers, vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers, photonic devices based on nonlinear optical effects, integrated-photonic systems for telecommunications and sensing, as well as novel applications of optoelectronic devices. Each module participant will identify a recent novel optoelectronic device or application reported in peer-reviewed scientific journals, read and comprehend the relevant journal articles, and then summarize the key results in a presentation followed by the questions session from the audience and a discussion. All module participants are expected to read the relevant papers and participate in the discussions that follow each of the talks.

Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of the module the students are able to identify current topics in optoelectronics research, understand and judge current solutions, read and understand scientific publications, present the results to the audience, and lead scientific discussions.


The module participants are expected to have necessary background knowledge in optoelectronics to be able to identify and understand the current topics in optoelectronics research. The participants are also expected to be able to search, read, and comprehend journal articles in optoelectronics and to have good presentation skills.

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

HS 3 Seminar Modern Optoelectronic Devices Belkin, M. singular or moved dates

Learning and Teaching Methods

Students read scientific publications in preparation for each seminar meeting and discuss the content with seminar participants and scientific staff. Students select one topic for in-depth self-study, prepare a presentation on that topic, present it in one seminar meeting and be prepared answer the questions during the follow-up discussion.


Peer-reviewed scientific journals and conference papers, power point presentations


To be determined at the seminar

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The module grade will be based on the evaluation of the following components:
- Regular discussions with the assigned supervisor (research assistant) of the progress of the work (20% of the module grade)
- Active participation in questions and discussions sessions at the end of presentations by others (20% of the grade)
- 25-minute presentation of the results followed by a 20-minute questions and discussion session (60% of the module grade)

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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