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Professor
MASSIMO VANZI (Tit.)
GIOVANNA MURA
Period
First Semester 
Teaching style
Convenzionale 
Lingua Insegnamento
INGLESE 



Informazioni aggiuntive

Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[70/83]  ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING [83/25 - Ord. 2018]  ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGIES FOR EMERGING APPLICATIONS 7 70

Objectives

OPTOELECTRONICS
Knowledge and understanding in
Physical basis of light emission in semiconductors
Technogical manufacturing processes for LED and Laser diodes
Application fields of Photonics: Telcommunications, Optoelectronics, Lighting, Sensors
Physical and technological issues for applications of photonics in harsh environment, with special focus on aerospace applications
Application of knowledge and understanding in
Performing electro-optical measurements on LED and laser diodes
Reading and understanding datasheets of commercial optoelectronic light emitters
Reading, using and critically evaluating the test protocols for mission profiles in harsh environments

Ability to identify and use data to formulate responses to

Reading the experimental data in terms of measuring physical and technological parameters
Reconstructing, starting from the datasheets, and planning the technological sequence for manufacturing heterostructure LED and laser diodes.

Communication skills
Ability to cooperate with peers in solving given problems, proposed to groups of students, and to report to the teacher

Learning sklls
Ability to access complementary sources for studying the theory and solve assigned problems.

DIAGNOSTICS
Knowledge and understanding of
Semiconductor Technology
Reverse Engineering
Failure mechanisms
Principles and fundamental methods in Electron Microscopy
Methodology for the Failure Analysis

Application of knowledge and understanding in
Performing electrical measurements on electron devices
Performing selective deprocessing
Analyzing the surface of a device by using optical and electronic microscopes

Ability to identify and use data to formulate responses to

Reading the experimental data in terms of degradation of electrical behaviour
Evaluation of a failure analysis report

Communication skills
Ability to cooperate with peers in solving given problems and to report to the teacher
Ability to illustrate and discuss the results of own studies

Learning skills
Ability to access complementary sources for studying the theory
Practice with the bibliographic search.

Prerequisites

OPTOELECTRONICS
The fundamental requirements belong to the contents of the courses of Semiconductor Physics and Electron Devices given at the University of Cagliari, laurea triennale in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica ed Informatica.
In detail, the knowledge is absolutely required of
Band structure in solids
Elecrons and holes
Pn junctions: technology and electrical characteristics
The following items are of great help
The mathematical skills in solving ordinary linear differential equations
The recall of ElectroMagnetics specific to wave propagation
The knowledge of the topics of the Course on Reliability
The following items are useful:
The practical skill with computational programs and graphical outputs of numerical data
The familiarity with datasheets, slide editors and word processors

DIAGNOSTICS
The fundamental requirements belong to the contents of the courses of Reliability of electron devices, Semiconductor Physics and Electron Devices given at the University of Cagliari, Bachelor degree in Electrical, Electronics (and Information) Eng .
In detail, the knowledge is absolutely required of
Design for Reliability
Band structure in solids
Electrons and holes
Pn junctions: technology and electrical characteristics

Contents

OPTOELECTRONICS
This course is made of 7 weekly subjects. Each subject is divided into 10 hours: 8 frontal lectures, 2 exercises/seminars.
1) Rate Equation and photon density
2) Optical power, currnt and voltage in a laser diode
3) Guided propagation and far field
4) Technology
5) Advanced photonic devices
6) Failure Mechanisms in Photonic Devices
7) Photonics in Harsh Environment and Aerospace

DIAGNOSTICS
the course will be organized in:
14 frontal lectures
4 laboratory activities
2 seminars.

Teaching Methods

OPTOELECTRONICS:
7 weekly sub-modules of 10 hours each.
8 hours per module are frontal lessons, 2 hours are reserved to exercises and/or seminars
Exercises are organized for groups of students, prompting them to discuss and cooperate. The final report, written jointly by the group, is then evaluated by the teacher.
Also the search for other texts is encouraged, as a training tool for the final test, where any supplementary book, paper is allowed.

DIAGNOSTICS:
frontal lectures:
Semiconductor Technology (2h)
Electron Microscopy (SEM, TEM, EDS, FIB) (4h)
Failure Analysis Techniques and Reverse Engineering (4h)
Failure modes and Failure mechanisms (6h)
laboratory activities:
Scanning electron microscopy analysis and Failure Analysis (4h)

Verification of learning

OPTOELECTRONICS
The final evaluation consists of a written test. It is divided into three questions, ranging among the five topics of the sub-modules of the main module.
In particular, the proposed questions aim to verify
1) The knowledge and understanding of the physical and technological foundation of Optoelectronics
2) The ability to use the distributed educational material and any other extra document for solving the proposed problems
3) The ability to operate choices, in problems with open or multiple answer
4) The ability to communicate. This is obtained by granting of higher score even a wrong exercise, provided the student demonstrates to be aware of the presence of some error, and illustrates in detail how he/she reached such conclusion

Each question has an evaluation score ranging from 0 to 10. The sum of the three scores makes the final evaluation, in 30th, of the whole module.
The score of the integrated course is the aritmetical average between the two scores of the two modules.

DIAGNOSTICS
The final evaluation consists of an oral test / a presentation of a report able to evaluate the knowledge and understanding of terminology, communication skills and the acquired learning- by- doing capability.

Texts

OPTOELECTRONICS
Lecture notes

L.A. Coldren, S.W Corzine, M.L Masanovic , Diode Lasers and Photonic Integrated Circuits, 2nd ed., John Wiley & Sons (2012)

S. Sze e K. Ng Kwok. Physics of Semiconductor Devices Third Edition. J. Wiley, 2007, Chapter 12

DIAGNOSTICS
SM Sze Dispositivi a semiconduttore ch. 8 - 12
Failure Analysis of Integrated circuits - tool and techniques L.C.Wagner - Kluwer Academic Publishers
slides

More Information

Slides of seminars and conferences held at international symposia on the main topics of the Course.
Some of such slides, dealing with topics covered by international NDAs, will only be made available in the classroom, without the permission of any kind of further distribution.

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