NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: SEMICONDUCTOR QUANTUM STRUCTURE
COURSE CODE: SFC 4043
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF:
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: This course will help student to apply the computational technique in the real physics problem.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: SEM 7 / YEAR 4
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

42

T

 

0

P

 

0

O

 

80

L + T + P + O = 122 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 3
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: 1.     To explore light emission and transport processes in bulk and low dimensional semiconductor structures

2.     To understand how the confinement of carriers in low dimensional structures has led to LEDS, lasers and transistors with improved characteristics.

3.     The use of fundamental physical phenomena can be used to define the precise values of physical constants

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1.   Demonstrate the understanding on the processes of light emission and absorption, the physical principles governing the operation of semiconductor LEDs and semiconductor lasers (LO1 –C4, CS3)

2.   Able to solve the problem of semiconductor using mathematical method (LO3 – CTPS5 LO2 – P4, EM2)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem solving skills through a process of lectures and tutorials.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, assignments, group work, blended learning using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS:

 

This course introduces the students to the field of Semiconductor, which deals with the fundamental of semiconductor quantum structure and continue with technology of semiconductor devices such as light emitting diodes, laser diodes and photodiodes, which are becoming important components in consumer optoelectronics, IT and communication devices, and in industrial instrumentation.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, Group Work, Online assignment etc
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage
·    Quiz/Tutorial

·    One Assignment Based on Aqli-Naqli Integration

·    Mid-Term Test

·    Presentation

10%

15%

20%

15%

B. Final Examination (40%)
i.      Examination 40% ·    Structured and essay type questions
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.     Singh, J. Semiconductor Optoelectronics (McGraw-Hill), 1995
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.     Wilson, J.F. & Hawkes, J. Optoelectronics, an Introduction (Prentice and Hall)

2.     Hawkes, J. & Latimer, I. Lasers, Theory and Practice

3.     Barnham, K. &Vvedensky, D. Low dimensional semiconductors; fundamentals and applications

4.    Orton, J.W. The Story of Semiconductors