Semiconductor Optoelectronics (Theory and Design) OpenCourseWare: A Graduate Level Free Online MIT Course on Semiconductor Technology

Published Jan 14, 2009

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Designed for electrical engineering and computer science students, 'Semiconductor Optoelectronics: Theory and Design' is now offered through Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) OpenCourseWare program. This course covers the theory of optoelectronics and their application to methods of communications that use fiber optics.

Semiconductor Optoelectronics (Theory and Design): Course Specifics

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Semiconductor Optoelectronics (Theory and Design): Course Description

'Semiconductor Optoelectronics: Theory and Design' OpenCourseWare examined how photons interact with semiconductor materials and discussed models for simulating noise in a semiconductor device. Fiber optics is an application of optoelectronics. Fiber optic lines transmit voice and data in the form of light. Special electronic receivers turn the light into an electronic signal for use in devices, such as computers. Optoelectronics has application in the fields of medical diagnostic systems, laser systems, fiber optic communications and optical information systems to name a few. Specific course topics included modulation, lasers, photodetectors, heterostructure materials, optical amplifiers and tunable optics among others. Professor Rajeev Ram taught the original course to graduate students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT in a lecture-style format.

'Semiconductor Optoelectronics: Theory and Design' OpenCourseWare includes assignments and links to purchase course textbooks. To find out more about this free course from MIT, visit the photon and semiconductor course page.

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