FYS-6107 Physics of Optoelectronics, 5 cr


Suitable for postgraduate studies.


Mircea Guina, Teemu Hakkarainen, Antti Tukiainen


Toteutuskerta Periodi Vastuuhenkilö Suoritusvaatimukset
FYS-6107 2019-01 1 Mircea Guina
Teemu Hakkarainen
Riku Isoaho
Eero Koivusalo
Antti Tukiainen
Passing exam, solving 50% of exercises, and acceptably performed work as part of mandatory laboratory experiments.


After compleating the course, the student will be able to describe the connection between material engineering aspects (e.g. composition, strain, doping), and the main features of optoelectronic heterostructures, such as bandgap, carrier transport, and optical properties. Moreover, the student will be able to identify major classes of optoelectronics materials, and different regimes of carrier-photon interaction, which govern the operation of optoelectronic devices. The student is able to solve problems related to the subject area by applying appropriate equations for deriving specific design guidelines, and to evaluate the basic functions of optolectronics heterostructures. The course includes laboratory experiments. After passing the course, the student is able to: - describe the connection between experiments and the theory presented at the lectures. - perform specifiec measurements and to analyse and report their results.


Sisältö Ydinsisältö Täydentävä tietämys Erityistietämys
1. Energy bands and carrier transport in compound semiconductors  Crystal lattices   Bandgap engineering: ability to design compounds with specifiec bandgaps 
2. Absorption, radiative, and non-radiative recombination   Influence of defects on recombination processes  Design of heterostructures targeting specific control of carrier-photon interaction. 
3. Heterostructures and quantum confinement  Effects related to doping, temperature, and strain   Design of quantum heterostructures with a targeted function 
4. Junctions and interfaces  Effects related to doping, temperature, and strain   Design of junctions with specifiec function 

Ohjeita opiskelijalle osaamisen tasojen saavuttamiseksi

The total mark is determined based on a final exam (60% weight), student's activity in exercise classes (20% weight), and mandatory laboratory works (20% weight). Laboratory reports are required and reviewed and should meet the criteria of scientific reports. Analysis of the results, the structure, language, and style of the reports are assessed.


Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)


Completion parts must belong to the same implementation


Tyyppi Nimi Tekijä ISBN URL Lisätiedot Tenttimateriaali
Book   Solid state Electronic Devices   Ben G. Streetman and Sanjay Banerjee         Yes   


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Päivittäjä: Hakkarainen Teemu, 29.03.2019