ECE 487
Introduction to Quantum Electronics
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Displaying course information from Spring 2014.
Section  Type  Times  Days  Location  Instructor 

D  DIS  0930  1050  T R  57 Everitt Lab  Weng Chew 
Official Description  Application of quantum mechanical concepts to electronics problems; detailed analysis of a calculable twostate laser system; incidental quantum ideas bearing on electronics. Course Information: Prerequisite: PHYS 485. 

Subject Area  Microelectronics and Photonics 
Course Prerequisites  Credit in PHYS 485 
Course Directors 
Matthew Gilbert

Detailed Description and Outline 
Develop a basis for understanding the quantum mechanical aspects of modern electronics (lasers, quantized Hall effect, field effect transistors, optical tweezers, etc.) Topics:

Texts 
Class notes Recommended: H. Kroemer, Quantum Mechanics for Engineering, Material Science and Applied Physics, Prentice Hall, 1994. 
ABET Category 
Engineering Science: 3 credits 
Course Goals 
The objective of this course is introduce the quantum mechanical concepts needed to understand the operation of not only current nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices and materials, but to understand the operating principles behind devices and materials still in their infancy. To this end, we will apply the principles of quantum mechanics to understand cutting edge next generation nanoelectronic devices and materials. This course combines the use of course textbooks with current literature to show how quantum principles are used not simply to understand traditional physics applications but to understand new physical effects and their potential applications in transformative new technologies. 
Instructional Objectives 
By the completion of 21 lectures (halfway mark), the students should have been introduced to the following and be able to do:
By the end of the course (semester) students should be able to:
