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Professor
GIOVANNA MURA (Tit.)
GIOVANNI MARTINES
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
INTEGRATED PHOTONIC DEVICES
Understanding of the fundamental physical phenomena related to emission, absorption, confinement and guidance of photons and wave packets in semiconductors.
Production techniques for photonics integrated circuits (PICs) main building blocks including LEDs, lasers, waveguides and passive and active components for wave manipulation and control.
Main applications: telecommunications and sensing.
Physical and technological issues in integrated photonic.

Understanding in
design and optimization of PICs
implementation of electro-optical measurements on PIC components

Ability in
identifying and managing data dealing with concrete or abstract analysis aim to interpret experimental data related to physical and technological parameters
designing of PICs starting from the device datasheets

Communication skills
interaction with other people in addressing and solving theoretical and practical problems assigned by the professor to groups of students
DIAGNOSTICS AND AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS
Knowledge and understanding of
Semiconductor Technology
Reverse Engineering
Failure mechanisms
Principles and fundamental methods in Electron Microscopy
Methodology for the Failure Analysis
The Space environment
Failure modes in Space applications
CubeSats: Philosophy and Reliability

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.

MEASUREMENTS LABORATORY FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS ACCEPTANCE
By the end of this workshop, the students should be able:

[Knowledge and understanding]
- to know the performance characteristics of the most common electronic components;
- to understand which measurement procedures allow the correct evaluation in compliance with internationally accepted standards;

[Applied knowledge and understanding]
- to apply the knowledge of electronic measurement instrumentation and the understanding of the methodologies of measurements to verify the performances declared in the data sheets of simple electronic components;

[Making judgments]
-to choose the instrumentation for checking acceptance of the performance of electronic components in compliance with the limitations imposed by the reference standards and by the measurement conditions suggested by the manufacturer;

[Communication skills]
-to present and discuss in public the procedures adopted and the results obtained in verifying the performance of electronic components;

[Learning abilities]
- to consult and understand the data sheets of electronic components made by different manufacturers with similar and / or different technologies;
- to verify the performances declared by the manufacturer.

Prerequisites

OPTOELECTRONICS
INTEGRATED PHOTONIC DEVICES
The skills acquired in the lecture courses Physics 2 and Solid State Physics, as well as the pn junction theory and microelectronics technology contained in the Semiconductor Physics courses are compulsory.
In particular, it is required the comprehension of:
Maxwell's equations, d'Alembert's equation, vector potential, wave packets
Band structure in solids
Electrons and holes
pn junctions: technology and electrical characteristics
Are also important:
the mathematical skills for the resolution of differential equations
familiarity with electromagnetic field features worthwhile for the wave propagation
Are then useful:
good skills with calculation, graphing and plotting programs
good skills with worksheets, programming languages, slide presentation programs



DIAGNOSTICS AND AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS
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
Electron devices

MEASUREMENTS LABORATORY FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS ACCEPTANCE
Knowledge of the simple electronic components physics and of the operation of basic electronic instruments such as the multimeter and the power supply voltage and current generators are essential. It is necessary to know the operation principle of an oscilloscope, a spectrum analyzer or a signal generator. Practice with virtual integrated instrumentation such as that available in the multifunctional LIDIA laboratory of the Faculty of Engineering is helpful.

Contents

OPTOELECTRONICS
INTEGRATED PHOTONIC DEVICES
This module is composed of 3 parts:

PART 1 – Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) Building Blocks: [12h]
- Sources: diodes and lasers {1}
- Active and Passive circuital components {2}
- Detectors and Sensors {3}
PART 2 – PIC Development, Optimization, Design and Fabrication {4}: [6h]
- PIC Components Development, Design and Optimization
- Computational methods for free space optics, integrated micro- and nano-photonics and thermal analysis and management
- PIC design
- Grown techniques: e-beam lithography, UV lithography, MPW
PART 3 – Devices {4}: [2h]
- Telecommunication
- Sensing

DIAGNOSTICS AND AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS
the course (30 hours) will propose the following:
frontal lectures:
Semiconductor Technology (1h)
Failure Analysis Techniques and Reverse Engineering (5h)
Electron Microscopy (SEM, TEM, EDS, FIB) (6h)
Failure modes and Failure mechanisms, case studies (4h)
Diagnostics in Optoelectronics and in Space applications (5h)
Cubesats, philosophy, failures and reliability (4h)
laboratory activities:
Practical activity (5h)

MEASUREMENTS LABORATORY FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS ACCEPTANCE
Presentation and analysis of technical data sheets and operating manuals of the electronic instruments available in the laboratory (lesson 3h).
Presentation and analysis of technical data sheets of transistors and operational amplifiers focused to the performance limits and the recommended measurement conditions (lesson 2h).
Laboratory for testing the transistor performances. The measurement system design and implementation. The measurements carrying out and the experimental results analysis (8h in the laboratory).
Laboratory for the operational amplifiers testing. The measurement system design and implementation. The measurements carrying out and the experimental results analysis (7h in the laboratory).

Teaching Methods

OPTOELECTRONICS:
INTEGRATED PHOTONIC DEVICES
3 weekly lessons, 2-3 hours each.
The use of journal publications is proposed as an alternative to textbooks for the more advanced parts of the program.
The use of supplementary texts and publications is also welcome, particularly in view of the final exam. In this regards, the use of any text, even not suggested by the professor, is strongly encouraged.



DIAGNOSTICS AND AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS:
The course will be organized in:
25 frontal lectures and seminars
5 laboratory activities

MEASUREMENTS LABORATORY FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS ACCEPTANCE
The workshop is organized on:
✔ lectures (5 hours) based on slides prepared by the teacher to organize, present and comment on the technical documentation, available online;
✔ practices (15 hours) in a multifunctional didactic laboratory in which the student, alone or in groups of 2/3 people, first designs and implements the measurement system necessary to verify the performance of the device under examination, then performs the measurements and analyzes the results to accept the device in an industrial production process, finally prepares a written presentation on the methods and procedures adopted and the results obtained.

Verification of learning

OPTOELECTRONICS
INTEGRATED PHOTONIC DEVICES
Oral presentation focused on a project at the student's discretion starting from the topics proposed in the module, preferably in combination with the other modules of the course.

DIAGNOSTICS AND SPACE APPLICATIONS
The final evaluation consists of an oral exam/ quiz/ a presentation of a report able to evaluate the knowledge and understanding of terminology, communication skills and the acquired learning- by- doing capability.
The score of the integrated course is the aritmetical average between the two scores of the modules.

MEASUREMENTS LABORATORY FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS ACCEPTANCE
Each student presents and discusses with the commission the choice of the procedures adopted and the analysis of the results obtained also on the basis of the presentation prepared during the practices. In the end, the commission expresses only a judgment of suitability or non-suitability to pass the exam.

Texts

OPTOELECTRONICS
INTEGRATED PHOTONIC DEVICES

{ref1} Orazio Svelto, "Principles of Lasers" – Springer;
{ref2} B.E.A. Saleh, M.C. Teich, "Fundamentals of Photonics" – Wiley;
{ref3} G. Lutz, R. Klanner, "Solid State Detectors" – Springer
(available for free at https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-35318-6_5);
{ref4} Slides provided by the professor.

DIAGNOSTICS AND AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS
SM Sze Dispositivi a semiconduttore ch. 8 - 12
Failure Analysis of Integrated circuits - tool and techniques L.C.Wagner - Kluwer Academic Publishers
Vanzi, M., Béchou, L., Fukuda, M., Mura, G. (eds) (2020). Advanced Laser Diode Reliability. ISTE Press, London, and Elsevier, Oxford.
slides provided by the professor.

MEASUREMENTS LABORATORY FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS ACCEPTANCE
- Operating manuals of the instrumentation used in the laboratory.
- MIL-STD-883E methods 4001-4007 standards.

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.

Questionnaire and social

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