MS1OPK - Selected Topics in Quantum Nanostructures

Course specification
Course title Selected Topics in Quantum Nanostructures
Acronym MS1OPK
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Nanoelectronics, Optoelectronics, Laser Technology
Type of study master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 6.0 Status elective
      Condition none
      The goal Introduce students to the latest trends in the field of semiconductor quantum nanostructures and metamaterials based structures (quantum wells, quantum cascade lasers, spin filters, photonic crystals).
      The outcome Students are expected to apply the knowledge acquired from lectures, to complete small projects and solve specific problems.
      Contents of lectures Tunneling of electrons and electromagnetic waves through a barrier. Characteristic tunneling times. Metamaterials. Influence of Kerr nonlinearity. Terahertz quantum cascade lasers. Self-consistent model. Output properties. Optimisation of spin filters in electric and magnetic field.
      Contents of exercises completing course projects and composing research papers
      1. J. Singh, Electronic and optoelectronic properties of semiconductor structures, University press, Cambridge, 2003. (Original title)
      2. P. Harrison, "Quantum Wells, Wires and Dots: Theoretical and Computational Physics of Semiconductor Nanostructures", Wiley, 2010. (Original title)
      3. E. Rosensher, B. Vinter: Optoelectronics, University press, Cambridge, 2002. (Original title)
      4. Z. Ikonić, V. Milanović, "Semiconductor quantum microstructures", University of Belgrade Press, 1997.
      5. Selected journal papers (Physical Review, IEEE Quantum Electronics, Journal of Applied Physics, etc.)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      4 0
      Methods of teaching lectures, course projects, computer simulations, seminars
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 50
      Practical lessons 50 Oral examination 0
      Projects 0
      Colloquia 0
      Seminars 0