6.731 Semiconductor Optoelectronics: Theory and Design


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Focuses on the physics of the interaction of photons with semiconductor materials. Uses the band theory of solids to calculate the absorption and gain of semiconductor media; and uses rate equation formalism to develop the concepts of laser threshold, population inversion, and modulation response. Presents theory and design for photodetectors, solar cells, modulators, amplifiers, and lasers. Introduces noise models for semiconductor devices, and applications of optoelectronic devices to fiber optic communications.

This class has 6.012, and 6.728 as prerequisites.

6.731 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by .

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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