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Semiconductor Physics for Optoelectronics II - NOOE008
Title in English: Fyzika polovodičů pro optoelektroniku II
Guaranteed by: Institute of Physics of Charles University (32-FUUK)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2013 to 2019
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: RNDr. Martin Veis, Ph.D.
RNDr. Milan Orlita, Ph.D.
Classification: Physics > Optics and Optoelectronics
Annotation -
Last update: T_FUUK (09.05.2001)
Fundamental optical properties of semiconductors in different spectral regions. Quantum mechanical treatment of absorption and emission of light. Photoelectric phenomena, excitation, relaxation and recombination of charge carriers. Photoconductivity and photovoltaic effects in semiconductors. Luminescence. Light detectors and sources.
Course completion requirements -
Last update: RNDr. Martin Veis, Ph.D. (07.06.2019)

oral exam

Literature - Czech
Last update: T_FUUK (29.04.2004)

[1] H.Frank: Fyzika a technika polovodičů. SNTL Praha 1990

[2] Teorie pevných látek. ČSAV Praha 1965.

[3] T.S.Moss, G.J.Burrel,B.Ellis: Semiconductor Opto-

Electronics. Překlad Mir, Moskva, 1976

[4] K.Seeger: Semiconductor Physics: Springer Verlag Berlin 1989

[5] M.A.Herrman: Semiconductor Superlattices. Akademie-Verlag

Berlin 1986.

[6] J.Toušek: Fotoelektrické jevy v polovodičích.

SPN Praha 1977.

[7] J.Toušek: Polovodičové prvky III. Karolinum, Praha 1993.

[8] B.E.A.Saleh a M.C.Teich: Základy fotoniky, sv. 1 - 4.

Matfyzpress Praha 1995.

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: RNDr. Martin Veis, Ph.D. (07.06.2019)

knowledge of the topics explained at lectures

Syllabus -
Last update: T_FUUK (29.04.2004)

1. Optical constants

Electromagnetic waves. Definitions of optical constants. Dispersion relations and general properties of optical constants.

2. Optical properties of semiconductors and ionic crystals

Quantum theory of optical transitions. Interband transitions. Direct allowed and "forbidden" absorption edges. Indirect absorption edge. Excitons, exciton-polaritons. Defects. Lattice absorption and reflection. Phonon-polaritons. Free carrier absorption and plasma edge.

3. Photoelectric effects in semiconductors

Classification. Interband generation and recombination. Auger recombination. Recombination and trapping on a single level. An effect of traps. Nonhomogeneous interband excitation. Diffusion effects, continuity equation. Photovoltaic effect. Surface recombination. Solar cells and photodetectors.

4. Emission of light, luminescence

Thermal emission. Radiative and nonradiative recombination. Methods of luminescence excitation. Interband recombination, free and bound excitons, biexcitons and exciton liquid. Stimulated emission. Semiconductor photodiodes and lasers.

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