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Spring 2013-2014
* ELE 208 (STL)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

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.

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

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..

Equivalent Courses:
ELE 208, ELE 208A are considered equivalent courses and cannot be taken multiple times for credit.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42664 L01 9:30 am - 10:50 am T Th   Friend Center   008   Enrolled:48 Limit:56
42662 B01 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm M   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:7 Limit:8
42665 B02 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm T   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:5 Limit:8
42666 B03 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm Th   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:6 Limit:8
42663 B04 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm W   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:8 Limit:8 Closed
42667 B05 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:6 Limit:8
43313 B06 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm F   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:8 Limit:8 Closed
43314 B07 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Engineering Quad C-Wing   C402   Enrolled:8 Limit:8 Closed