Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K6122020 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 光半導体素子工学
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Optoelectronic Semiconductor Devices
カドヤ ユタカ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Mon5-6,Thur1-2:ENG 102
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Style has not been decided. In the case of Online style, an invitation mail will be sent from Microsoft Teams to the registered students. Students who take this course are required to attend from the first time. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 12 : Electronics
Eligible Students 3rd year students in Electronic devices and systems program
Keywords Light wave, optical properties of matter, semiconductor laser 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
This course belongs to the "integrated systems" in advanced courses of Electronic and systems program in Cluster 2. 
Criterion referenced
Program of Electronic Devices and Systems
(Abilities and Skills)
・Ability to apply basic concepts, knowledge, and methods of electronics engineering to concrete/technical problems. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
In this course, fundamentals of light waves, optical response of matter, and device physics of semiconductor lasers will be lectured. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Introduction
lesson2: Plane wave
lesson3: Reflection and refraction
lesson4: Reflection and refraction
lesson5: Multiple reflections and optical cavity
lesson6: Diffraction and focusing
lesson7: Waveguides
lesson8: Mid-term examination, Polarization and susceptiblity
lesson9: Review of quantum mechanics
lesson10: Review of quantum mechanics, optical transition
lesson11: Susceptibility associated with electron transition
lesson12: Susceptibility of semiconductor
lesson13: Population inversion and lasing in p-n junction
lesson14: Rate equation analysis of semiconductor lasers
lesson15: Mudulation chatacteristics of LDs, comparison with LED

Mid-term exam: lesson 8, term-end exam: lesson 16 
Hardcopies of the power point slides will be given in the lecture. 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PowerPoint will be used and its pdf will be distributed online. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Homework will be assigned after every lessons.  But, the students are also required to review all the contents of the lecture including the part not picked up in the homework. The reviewing is critically important and effective for the understanding. 
Requirements The lectures are given assuming that the students have finished  the following courses; Electromagnetism I, II, Fundamentals of Electron systems, Quantum mechanics, Solid state electronics, and Semiconductor devices. 
Grading Method Check test after each lecture: 40%, Mid-term examination: 30%, Term-end examination: 30% 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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