Continuing Professional Development in Nanoelectronics
MODULE 5: Nano-photonics (01/02/11 - 18/02/11)
5.1 Optical processes in Inorganic Semiconductors (12 hours)
The fundamental features of light/matter interaction are illustrated here. Absorption and emission are outlined for different semiconductors and their nanostructures. Particularly Quantum Dots will be covered at length using research journal articles as a source.
5.2 Nano-photonic devices (12 hours)
This subunit begins with the fundamental device concepts behind solid state light emitters and detectors and then moves on to discuss how nanotechnology can be employed to improve the performance of existing devices. We will examine the fundamental limits of coherent and incoherent detection/emission technologies in the context of device scale. Then we will cover the basic science behind semiconductor LEDs/lasers and photodetectors. Finally the improvements in performance due to the use of nanoscale structures as the photoemitting or absorbing layers are discussed.Lab V: Electroluminescence measurements of LEDs
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