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EE232, Fall 2008
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
Academic Dishonesty Policy

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

Office Hours:
261M Cory Hall
Thursday: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This course has no TA.

Course Administrative Assistant:
Lea Barker
(510) 642-2384


  • The Final exam of EE 232 will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 8-11 am (Group 7) in 241 Cory. Please note the room is different from our usual lecture room.

  • Solutions to Midterm 2 are posted here.

  • Solutions to Midterm 1 are posted here.

  • There is no lecture on Thursday, Oct. 30th.

  • There is a make-up lecture Monday, Oct. 27th, 6:10 - 7:30 pm.

  • The class on Oct. 23rd will be moved to Oct. 20th, 6:10 - 7:30 pm in 293 Cory.

  • The class on Oct. 14th will be moved to Oct. 13th, 6:10 - 7:30 pm in 293 Cory.

  • The first Midterm will be on Oct. 9th, in class. It's open book, open notes. Please bring a calculator.

  • Welcome to EE232

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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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