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Faculty of Engineering
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
Course unit
OPTOELECTRONIC AND PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES
INN1030339, A.A. 2011/12

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
IN0520, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2011/12
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination OPTOELECTRONIC AND PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES
Website of the academic structure http://moodle.dei.unipd.it/
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ENRICO ZANONI ING-INF/01

Mutuated
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
INL1001641 OPTOELCTRONICS DEVICES ENRICO ZANONI IN0524

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-INF/01 Electronics 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 03/10/2011
End of activities 28/01/2012
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 A.A. 2017/2018 01/10/2017 15/03/2019 ZANONI ENRICO (Presidente)
MENEGHESSO GAUDENZIO (Membro Effettivo)
BEVILACQUA ANDREA (Supplente)
BUSO SIMONE (Supplente)
CESTER ANDREA (Supplente)
GERARDIN SIMONE (Supplente)
GEROSA ANDREA (Supplente)
MENEGHINI MATTEO (Supplente)
NEVIANI ANDREA (Supplente)
PACCAGNELLA ALESSANDRO (Supplente)
SPIAZZI GIORGIO (Supplente)
VOGRIG DANIELE (Supplente)
6 A.A. 2016/2017 01/10/2016 15/03/2018 ZANONI ENRICO (Presidente)
MENEGHINI MATTEO (Membro Effettivo)
BEVILACQUA ANDREA (Supplente)
CESTER ANDREA (Supplente)
DE SANTI CARLO (Supplente)
GERARDIN SIMONE (Supplente)
GEROSA ANDREA (Supplente)
NEVIANI ANDREA (Supplente)
PACCAGNELLA ALESSANDRO (Supplente)
VOGRIG DANIELE (Supplente)
5 A.A. 2015/2016 01/10/2015 15/03/2017 MENEGHESSO GAUDENZIO (Presidente)
MENEGHINI MATTEO (Membro Effettivo)
BEVILACQUA ANDREA (Supplente)
4 A.A. 2014/2015 01/10/2014 15/03/2016 ZANONI ENRICO (Presidente)
MENEGHESSO GAUDENZIO (Membro Effettivo)
BEVILACQUA ANDREA (Supplente)
BUSO SIMONE (Supplente)
CESTER ANDREA (Supplente)
GERARDIN SIMONE (Supplente)
GEROSA ANDREA (Supplente)
MENEGHINI MATTEO (Supplente)
NEVIANI ANDREA (Supplente)
PACCAGNELLA ALESSANDRO (Supplente)
SPIAZZI GIORGIO (Supplente)
VOGRIG DANIELE (Supplente)
01/10/2013 15/03/2015 ZANONI ENRICO (Presidente)
MENEGHESSO GAUDENZIO (Membro Effettivo)
BEVILACQUA ANDREA (Supplente)
CESTER ANDREA (Supplente)
GEROSA ANDREA (Supplente)
NEVIANI ANDREA (Supplente)
ROSSETTO LEOPOLDO (Supplente)
TENTI PAOLO (Supplente)
VOGRIG DANIELE (Supplente)
2 2012 01/10/2012 30/09/2013 ZANONI ENRICO (Presidente)
MENEGHESSO GAUDENZIO (Membro Effettivo)
BEVILACQUA ANDREA (Supplente)
CESTER ANDREA (Supplente)
GEROSA ANDREA (Supplente)
NEVIANI ANDREA (Supplente)
PACCAGNELLA ALESSANDRO (Supplente)
VOGRIG DANIELE (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites:
Target skills and knowledge:: The purpose of this course is an in-depth analysis of properties and applications of compound semiconductor devices, with particular emphasis on microwave and optoelectronic devices. Basic optical and electronic properties of semiconductors will be reviewed, and main high-frequency microelectronic and optoelectronic devices will be presented, including HEMTs, LED and lasers, detectors and solar cells. Key issues for the application in the field of telecommunications, optical storage (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, Blu-Ray) solid-state lighting, photovoltaic generation will be analysed.
Course unit contents:
Planned learning activities: Fundamentals of quantum mechanics. Heterostructures. Anderson theory. Band diagrams. Capacitance voltage characteristics. Quantum wells. Properties of heterostructures and compound semiconductors. Heterojunction Field-Effect Transistors and their applications. Modulation doping and HEMTs.Optical properties of semiconductors Radiative and non-radiative transitions. Light absorption. Rate equations. Auger recombination. Theory of radiative recombination. Light Emitting Diodes, I-V characteristics. Non-ideality of the I-V curves. Parasitic resistances measurement. Carrier loss and carrier overflow. Electron blocking layers. Efficiency droop. Temperature dependence of optical and electrical characteristics. Quantum efficiency: internal QE, external efficiency, extraction efficiency. Semiconductor laser. Conditions for laser oscillation. Gain threshold. Mode propagation within the optical cavity. Laser diodes. Rate equations in steady-state. Optical power vs current laser diode characteristics. Superluminescent LED diodes. Solar cells: device physics and technology. Deviation from ideality. Optimization; multijunction cells, concentration cells, thin-film solar cells, DSC. Organic optoelectronics. Reliability physics of optoelectronic devices. Thesis projects.
Textbooks:
Teaching methods: Tradizionale
Assessment criteria: Prove in itinere e prova orale
Further information: nessuna