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Prerequisites: 'C-' or better in ECE 3300 AND Full Major status in (Electrical Engineering OR Computer Engineering)
This is an introductory lecture course to the fundamental principles of semiconductor optoelectronic devices. Together with ECE 5410, these two courses provide a full introduction to fundamentals of optics and optoelectronics. This course will first review basic elements of quantum mechanics, light-matter interaction, and semiconductor physics. After that, we will study modern optoelectronic devices for the generation, detection, and modulation of light. Device examples include laser diodes, light-emitting diodes, optical modulators, photoconductors and photodiodes. At the end of this course, cutting-edge research such as optical machine learning hardware will be introduced.