[1-3] Wave theory of light, basic laws, reflection and absorption, light propagation. Optical parts in semiconductor devices.
[4- 6] Charge carriers in semiconductors. Transport of carriers: drift and diffusion. Generation, recombination of charges and the continuity equation. Radiative recombination and light emission.
[7-9] The p-n junction, detailed operation, diode equation and applications of p-n junctions in devices.
 Metal semiconductor contacts (Schottky and ohmic).
 The bipolar transistor, types of devices, operational regimes.
[12-13] Field-effect transistors (FETs). Classification, operational regimes. Basic equations.
[14-15] Photovoltaic devices and solar energy conversion.
[16-17] Basics of LASERs.
 Basics of LEDs and photo-detectors.
 Introduction to low-dimensional physics and recent developments in nano/micro electronics. To include example devices such as the carbon nanotube based transistors and emitters and nanowire electronics.
Introduction to large-area printable electronics.
 Problem class