Quantum Electronics


Recent advances in nano-technology have made quantum-engineered devices a reality. This course will cover selected topics in quantum electronics of current and practical interest to scientists and graduate students in the area of optoelectronics.


  • Semiconductor crystals and heterostructures
  • Quantum wells
  • Density of states
  • Numerical solutions
  • Quantum tunneling
  • Quantum wires
  • Quantum dots
  • Superlattices
  • Electron-photon scattering
  • Electron-phonon scattering
  • Quantum-well infrared photodetectors (QWIP)
  • Quantum-well lasers
  • Quantum cascade lasers (QCL)
  • Strained quantum wells

Reference Text

Paul Harrison, “Quantum Wells, Wires and Dots: Theoretical and Computational Physics of Semiconductor Nanostructures – 3rd Edition“, John Wiley & Sons