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EE232, Fall 2007
Lightwave Devices

Tues. and Thurs.: 9:30 - 11:00 am
293 Cory Hall

EECS 130 or equivalent: Simple pn-junction, semiconductor physics, concept of energy bands, Fermi levels.

PHYS 137A: recommended. Basic concept of quantum mechanics, perturbation theory.

EECS 117: recommended. Concept of dielectric waveguide, electromagnetic waves.

Shun Lien Chuang, Physics of Optoelectronic Devices, John Wiley and Sons, 1995

Course Details:
Class Syllabus updated (9/6/07)
Academic Dishonesty Policy

Professor Ming Wu
261M Cory Hall
Phone: (510) 643-0808

Office Hours:
261M Cory Hall
Tuesday: 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Teaching Assistants:


Course Administrative Assistant:
Rosemary Alonso
(510) 642-2386


  • 10/9/07: The midterm-1 will be held at 6 pm on 10/9/2007 (Tuesday) in 293 Cory. The exam will be open book, open notes. Please bring a calculator. The length of the exam is 80 minutes.

  • 9/6/07: New syllabus and an updated version of Lecture 2 are now available.

    Welcome to EE232

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Schedule/Lecture Notes:

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  • Homework 30%

  • Midterm-1 20%

  • Midterm-2 20%

  • Final Exam 30%

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  • Amnon Yariv & Pochi Yeh, Photonics: Optical Electronics in Modern Communications, Oxford University Press, 2006

  • Coldren & Corzine, Diode Lasers and Photonic Integrated Circuits, John Wiley & Sons, 1995

  • Saleh & Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics, John Wiley & Sons, 1991 [This is a great introductory textbook for a quick review of materials you are not familiar with.]

  • (On reserve at the Engineering Library)

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 Last updated 12/07/07