EE485 Introduction to Photonics
Problem of the Topic
Supplementary Reading Meterials
The 2009 Nobel Prize in
Physics was awarded to Dr. Charles K. Kao for his ground breaking achievements concerning
the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication. Dr. Kao received 1/2 of the Prize.
Dr. Willard S. Boyle and Dr. George E. Smith each received 1/4 of the Prize for their invention
of an imaging semiconductor circuit-the CCD sensor. (See
Counter-intuitive electric displacement: Let's try to convince ourselves why the what seems like counter-intuitive expression for electric displacement is actually physically intuitive.
Reconciliation of lecture notes with textbook on Poynting vector and intensity
Here is the explanation about the boundary conditions in electromagnetic waves, from The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol. 2. (pdf file)
Density of states and effective density of states
You can find how to calculate the built-in potential and deplection widths in a pn junction from its doping concentrations here