EGRE 620: Electron Theory of Solids

The study of electronic structures, band structure calculations, optical absorption and emission, lasing in semiconductors, electron-photon interactions, heterostructures and nanostructures. Quantum theory of electron-photon interaction, absorption and emission, semiconductor lasers, linear response transport, Landauer Buttiker formulas, mesoscopic devices and phenomena, resonant tunneling, single electronics, non-equilibrium Green's function formalism, second quantization, coupled mode theory, electrons in a magnetic field, and integer quantum Hall effect.

Total Credit Hours: 3
Spring 2018
Prerequisites: PHYS 420 and 440 or permission of instructor.
Dr. Supriyo Bandyopadhyay
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