Applied Semiconductor Physics

Applied Semiconductor Physics (WiSe)

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Johann Peter Reithmaier

Content of the lectures

The lectures consist of 4 SWh. (lectures and exercises). The lectures are suitable for students from 5. Semester of "Nanostructure Science Course" and "Physics Diploma" (Subject: Experimental Physics or elective course). Basic knowledge of Solid State Physics is desirable. The basics of Solid State Physics will be repeated to the extent of understanding the Semiconductor Physics.

The lectures present the basics of Semiconductor Physics and discuss examples of the most important devices in electronics, optoelectronics and photonics.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Crystal structures
  • Energy bands
  • Spectrum of the phonons
  • Population statistics
  • Doping and charge carrier transfer
  • Bedding phenomena
  • p-n Junktion
  • p-n Diodes
  • Bipolar transistors
  • Thyristor
  • Field effect
  • Schottky-Diode
  • FET
  • Integrated circuits
  • Storage devices
  • Tunnel effect
  • Tunnel diodes
  • Microwave devices
  • Optical properties
  • Laser principle
  • Wave distribution and guiding
  • Photon detectors
  • Light Emitting Diode
  • High-power and communication lasers
  • Small dimensional electronic systems
  • Single electron transistor
  • Quantum cascade laser
  • Quantum dot laser
  • Photonic crystals and micro resonators
  • Single photon source

Lecture times WiSe 2023/2024

First lecture: 26. Oct. 2023

Thursday, 08.30 - 10.00 am - room 2131

Friday, 9.15 - 11.00 am - room 2131


Documents for the lecture and exercise can be found in the Moodle course ASP (access code will be announced in the 1st lecture).


Examination data (oral) WiSe 2023/2024

Examination time WiSe 2023/2024 (oral):

Tuesday 16.04.2024 from 2.30 pm

Length of the oral examination is 60 minutes for every student.

Please register for the exam in person or by e-mail at the secretary's office.

Please do not forget to register in HISPOS.


Registration deadline: 15.04.2024