Quantum Electronic Devices M ENG5261
- Academic Session: 2021-22
- School: School of Engineering
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: Yes
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
This course considers the design and operation of advanced semiconducting and superconducting devices, to the fundamentals of quantum technologies and their applications for sensing and computing.
4 lectures per week and a timetabled laboratory session
Requirements of Entry
Mandatory Entry Requirements
Recommended Entry Requirements
ENG4099 Quantum Electronic Devices 4
70% Written Exam
15% Written Assignment, including Essay
15% Report: Laboratory report.
Main Assessment In: April/May
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the design and operation of advanced high-frequency and quantum electronic devices including high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs), heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs), semiconducting quantum dots and superconducting qubits, and to the fundamentals of quantum technologies and their applications for sensing and computing..
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 devices;
■ design semiconductor heterostructures and exploit the properties of strain;
■ design high electron mobility transistors (HEMT), heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBT), charge-coupled devices (CCD) and field-effect transistors (FET);
■ describe and design aspects of solid-state quantum circuits (spin dots and superconducting qubits);
■ use quantum control and correlation to optimise sensing elements;
■ design and describe circuit logic operation of quantum computers
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.