19E062OFE - Fundamentals of Physical Electronics

Course specification
Course title Fundamentals of Physical Electronics
Acronym 19E062OFE
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    The goal Introducing the students to the fundamental theory of electronic band structure of semiconductors. From this point onward, students gain knowledge in the field of semiconductor electronic and optoelectronic devices, such as diodes, transistors, lasers, LEDs, photodetectors and solar cells.
    The outcome Mastering the principles of functioning of modern semiconductor electronic and optoelectronic devices, which serves as a basis for understanding of courses such as analog and digital electronics, optical communications, quantum mechanics, statistical physics, quantum electronics, micro and nanoelectronics and spintronics.
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    Contents of lectures Kronig-Penney model. Intrinsic and doped semiconductors, carrier density, transport in semiconductors, drift-diffusion model, inhomogeneous semiconductor. PN junction, transient regime in diodes. Metal-semiconductor junction, MOS structures, heterostructures. Semiconductor optoelectronic devices, lasers, LEDs, photodetectors, solar cells. J-FETs, MOSFETs and bipolar transistors.
    Contents of exercises Auditory exercises: Numerical examples based on lectures.
    1. Dejan Gvozdić: "Fundamentals of Physical Electronics", Academic Mind, 2017.
    2. Beng G. Streetman and Sanjay Banerjee: Solid State Electronic Devices , Prentice Hall, 2000.
    3. I.A.S.Sedra, K.C. Smith: Microelectronic Circuits, Oxford University Press, 1998.
    4. J.Wilson, J.Hawkes: Optoelectronics - an introduction, Prentice Hall, 1998.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    3 2
    Methods of teaching Lectures and auditory exercises
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 40
    Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
    Colloquia 60
    Seminars 0