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Graduate Program

Optoelectronic Semiconductor Devices and Their Applications

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Device, Wave

The purpose of this course is to provide the basic principles and technological developments in semiconductor optoelectronic devices and their applications. This lecture covers optical properties of semiconductor materials, operating principles of semiconductor light sources, photodetectors, and image sensing devices along with recent research trends as well as their system applications, such as high-speed optoelectronic signal processing and passive/active optical image sensing.(Prerequisite: EE362)



It covers interfacial phenomena occurring in a hybrid system of semiconductors and biomolecules, elementary biological materials, fundamentals of MOSFET, nanofabrication techniques, manipulation technology of bio-molecules based on nanobiotechnology, aqueous solutions, solid-liquid junctions, Lab-on-a-Chip, biosensors, and Bio-MEMS technology.


In this course, the technology trend of the next generation information display devices will be introduced and their basic principles will be studied. In particular, LCD, PDP, OLED, and FED are mainly discussed.

This course primarily emphasizes “quantum mechanics” and “statistical physics” for engineers. Quantum mechanics includes a history of quantum physics, Schrödinger equation, a concept of a wavepacket, and N-degrees of freedom. Statistical physics covers a motivation, concept of ensemble average, Boltzmann distribution, Bose-Einstein distribution, Fermi-Dirac distribution, and Non-Equilibrium statistics.


In this course, we will discover microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) in electrical engineering perspective, touching a complete set of design, fabrication, and applications. With respect to designing MEMS, we will explore various working principles, CAD tools including semiconductor design tools, and signal processing circuits. Also, core semiconductor processing technologies and a wide range of micro-machining techniques are studied in depth, in order to fabricate MEMS. We will address important issues in major fields of MEMS applications, including microsensors, RF/microwave, optical, and bio / microfluidic MEMS, especially in an electrical engineering viewpoint.

In this course, various photovoltaic devices and systems are introduced. This course deals with the basic theory of solar cells, the structures and characteristics of various solar cells, and the recent R&D trend and future prospects of photovoltaic technologies. (Prerequisites: EE211)