### EOP-626/ECE-676

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.

### Topics

- 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