ISBN 9788181476395,Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices: Introduction To Physics And Simulation

Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices: Introduction To Physics And Simulation



Elsevier India

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788181476395

ISBN-10 8181476395

Paper Back

Language (English)

Electronic Materials, Semiconductors

Key Features Provides fundamental knowledge in semiconductor physics and in electromagnetics, while helping to understand and use advanced device simulation software Demonstrates the combination of measurements and simulations in order to obtain realistic results and provides data on all required material parameters Gives deep insight into the physics of state-of-the-art devices and helps to design and analyze of modern optoelectronic devices - 'This companion site has been developed by the Author, Joachim Piprek, to provide additional help and information for the book. ' - The book is complemented by a software website (, that offers free trial copy of the FULL software packages including input files for all device examples in the book. Description Optoelectronics has become an important part of our lives. Wherever light is used to transmit information, tiny semiconductor devices are needed to transfer electrical current into optical signals and vice versa. Examples include light emitting diodes in radios and other appliances, photodetectors in elevator doors and digital cameras, and laser diodes that transmit phone calls through glass fibers. Such optoelectronic devices take advantage of sophisticated interactions between electrons and light. Nanometer scale semiconductor structures are often at the heart of modern optoelectronic devices. Their shrinking size and increasing complexity make computer simulation an important tool to design better devices that meet ever rising perfomance requirements. The current need to apply advanced design software in optoelectronics follows the trend observed in the 1980's with simulation software for silicon devices. Today, software for technology computer-aided design (TCAD) and electronic design automation (EDA) represents a fundamental part of the silicon industry