Course: ECE 573. Microwave and Photonic Devices (3)
Prerequisites: ECE 340, ECE 370. Features the physical principles and applications of microwave solid state devices as well as photonic devices, which are treated analytically and in further depth. Microwave diodes and transistors, avalanche transit-time devices, BARRITT devices, and transferred electron devices are studied in conjunction with their photonic counterparts of optical diodes and transistors, optical lasers, infra-red and THz devices. Modern applications and practical design considerations are also included in this course.