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Spring 2012-2013
* ELE 208 (STL)  

Electronic and Photonic Devices

Claire F. Gmachl
Conrad L. Silvestre

Explores ways in which semiconductor devices harness and control electrons and photons to generate, store or transmit information. The basics of semiconductor electronics and photonics are introduced. We look at diodes, transistors, LEDs, solar-cells, and lasers, which form the foundations of integrated circuits, microchips, displays, cameras, etc. Nanotechnology, a recent addition to devices and systems, is introduced. Laboratory: fundamentals of micro and nano fabrication and fabrication of Si integrated circuits, semiconductor light emitters, quantum devices.

Sample reading list:
Grundmann, Marius, The Physics of Semiconductors (Springer online)
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly homework, problem sets, lab analysis, advance reading and video.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 15%
Final Exam - 25%
Lab Reports - 20%
Problem set(s) - 25%
Other (See Instructor) - 15%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
PHY104 is a Pre- or Co-requisite. SEAS chemistry, physics, math requirements or equivalent. Elementary knowledge of circuits is required. Pass/Fail not available to EE majors..

Other information:
Enrollment in labs will be done using SCORE.

Website:  http://blackboard.princeton.edu

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41902 L01 9:30 am - 10:50 am T Th   Friend Center   004   Enrolled:48 Limit:56
41900 B01 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm M   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:8 Limit:8 Closed
41904 B02 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm T   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:7 Limit:8
41905 B03 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm Th   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:4 Limit:8
41901 B04 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm W   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:8 Limit:8 Closed
42840 B05 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:7 Limit:8
42841 B06 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
42842 B07 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
42843 B08 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm F   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:6 Limit:8
43324 B09 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:8 Limit:8 Closed