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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

#### Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-5 hours of work per week....

#### English

Subtitles: English

### Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

## PN Junction at Equilibrium

In this module, we look at pn junction in equilibrium. Topics include: Device structure for pn junction, Energy band diagram at equilibrium for pn junction, Depletion approximation for step junction, Poisson's equation for step junction, Energy band diagram of pn step junction, Beyond depletion approximation, Poisson's equation, Energy band diagram for linearly graded junction, Energy band diagram for heterojunction, and Effect of band alignment for heterojunction. ...
5 videos (Total 50 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
PN Junction at Equilibrium12m
Step Junction14m
Heterojunction11m
Module Topics2m
Materials and Constants10m
1 practice exercise
Homework #1s
Week
2
4 hours to complete

## PN Junction Under Bias

In this module on pn junction under bias, we will cover the following topics: Energy band diagram of pn junction under bias, Capacitance-voltage characteristics, Impact ionization, Avalanche breakdown, Avalanche breakdown voltages, Tunneling current, Zener breakdown, Energy band diagram of pn junction under forward bias, Continuity equation, Boundary conditions, Ideal diode equation, Long- and short-base diodes, Recombination and generation in depletion region, Non-ideal current, Effect of band alignment, and Diffusion and thermionic emission currents....
7 videos (Total 79 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Avalanche Breakdown16m
Avalanche and Zener Breakdown13m
PN Junction Under Forward Bias10m
Ideal Diode Equation14m
Non-Ideal Behavior6m
Current in Heterojunction7m
Module Topics2m
Materials and Constants10m
1 practice exercise
Homework #2s
Week
3
4 hours to complete

## Metal-Semiconductor Contact

In this module on metal semiconductor contacts, we will cover the following topics: Device structure, Equilibrium energy band diagram, Electrostatic analysis, Energy band diagram under bias, Capacitance-voltage characteristics, Image charge, Dependence of barrier height on electric field, Energy band diagram of Schottky contact under bias, Thermionic emission current, Ohmic contact by heavy doping in semiconductor, Ohmic contact by low metal work function, Surface states, Fermi level pinning....
6 videos (Total 58 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Schottky Contact Under Bias8m
Schottky Barrier Lowering7m
Current in Schottky Contact13m
Ohmic Contact9m
Surface States and Fermi Level Pinning8m
Module Topics2m
Materials and Constants10m
1 practice exercise
Homework #3s
Week
4
3 hours to complete

## Optoelectronic Devices

In this module on LEDs, we will cover the follow topics: Basic operating principles of LEDs, Survey of LEDs, Blue LED and solid state lighting, Basic principle of semiconductor laser, Condition for net stimulated emission, Types of semiconductor laser, Photodiode, Avalanche photodiode, Solar cell operating principle, and I-V characteristics and power output....
4 videos (Total 46 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Laser Diode13m
Photodetector14m
Solar Cell8m
Module Topics2m
Materials and Constants10m
1 practice exercise
Homework #4s

## Instructor

### Wounjhang Park

Professor
Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering

CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

## About the Semiconductor Devices Specialization

This Semiconductor Devices specialization is designed to be a deep dive into the fundamentals of the electronic devices that form the backbone of our current integrated circuits technology. You will gain valuable experience in semiconductor physics, pn junctions, metal-semiconductor contacts, bipolar junction transistors, metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) devices, and MOS field effect transistors. Specialization Learning Outcomes: *Learn fundamental mechanisms of electrical conduction in semiconductors *Understand operating principles of basic electronic devices including pn junction, metal-semiconductor contact, bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors *Analyze and evaluate the performance of basic electronic devices *Prepare for further analysis of electronic and photonic devices based on semiconductors...