Advanced Devices 4 ENG4099

  • Academic Session: 2018-19
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course considers the design and operation of advanced high-frequency electronic and optoelectronic devices including high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs), heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs), semiconductor lasers, LEDs, photodetectors and photovoltaic solar cells.

Timetable

4 lectures per week

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

None

Recommended Entry Requirements

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

85% Written Exam

15% Report: Laboratory report

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the design and operation of advanced high-frequency electronic and optoelectronic devices including high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs), heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs), semiconductor lasers, LEDs, photodetectors, CCDs, CMOS imager chips and photovoltaic solar cells.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ use semiconductor E-k bandstructure diagrams to design electronic and optelectronic devices;

■ design semiconductor heterostructures and exploit the properties of strain;

■ design high electron mobility transistors (HEMT) and heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBT);

■ use the absorption and emission of light from semiconductors to optimise optoelectonic devices;

■ design aspects of optoelectronic light emitters (LEDs and semiconductor lasers);

■ design and describe the operation of optoelectronic detectors (photodetectors, CCDs and CMOS image chips) and photovoltaic solar cells.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.

 

Students must attend the timetabled laboratory classes.