Introduction to Quantum Electronics
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|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 two-state laser system; incidental quantum ideas bearing on electronics. Course Information: Prerequisite: PHYS 485.|
|Subject Area||Microelectronics and Photonics|
|Course Prerequisites||Credit in PHYS 485|
|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.)
Recommended: H. Kroemer, Quantum Mechanics for Engineering, Material Science and Applied Physics, Prentice Hall, 1994.
||Engineering Science: 3 credits|
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.
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: