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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Colorado Boulder. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Quantum Cascade Lasers

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 21 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Intro to Quantum Cascade Lasers and Low-Dimensional Structures1m
Intro to Quantum Cascade Lasers7m
Density of States in Low Dimensional Structures3m
Quantum Dots, Part I5m
Quantum Dots, Part II1m
3 readings
References5m
Reference Values and Equations10m
MATLAB License10m
2 practice exercises
Quantum Cascade Lasers and Low-Dimensional Structures Practice30m
Quantum Cascade Lasers and Low-Dimensional Structures1h
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Confined photons

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 31 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
Photon Confinement4m
Photon Density of States, Part I5m
Photon Density of States, Part II1m
Spontaneous Emission Enhancement4m
Micropillar Laser4m
Whispering Gallery Mode3m
Photonic Crystals4m
2 readings
References5m
Reference Values and Equations10m
2 practice exercises
Confined Photons Practice30m
Confined Photons30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

photonic detection

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Introduction to Photonic Detection3m
Noise5m
Noise Equivalent Power5m
Detectivity5m
2 readings
References5m
Reference Values and Equations10m
2 practice exercises
Photonic Detection Practice45m
Photonic Detection45m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

metal insulator semiconductor structures

4 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 57 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Metal Semiconductor Junction7m
Metal Semiconductor Junction Under Bias5m
Schottky Diode8m
Metal Insulator Semiconductor Devices3m
Surface States in Metal Insulator Semiconductor Devices11m
MIS Operation vs. Bias3m
MIS Devices5m
Calculation of Charge Storage Time5m
Dark Current4m
2 readings
References5m
Reference Values and Equations10m
2 practice exercises
Metal Insulator Semiconductor Structures Practice1h
Metal Insulator Semiconductor Structures1h 30m

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About the Active Optical Devices Specialization

The courses in this specialization can also be taken for academic credit as ECEA 5605-5607, part of CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. Enroll here. This Active Optical Devices specialization is designed to help you gain complete understanding of active optical devices by clearly defining and interconnecting the fundamental physical mechanisms, device design principles, and device performance. You will study and gain active experience with light emitting semiconductor devices like light emitting diodes and lasers, nanophotonics, optical detectors, and displays. Specialization Learning Outcomes: *Analyze and design semiconductor light sources, and surrounding optical systems *Analyze and design detection systems for LIDAR, microscopy and cameras *Analyze and design systems for optical device systems that can adapt to the environment at hand. *Use lasers and optical electronics in electronic systems through an understanding of the interaction of light and atoms, laser rate equations and noise in photo-detection....
Active Optical Devices

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