Foundations of recombination processes in semiconductors. Radiative and
non- radiative recombination. Electroluminescence in semiconductors.
Radiative recombination spectrum of light emitting diodes. Frequency
response and modulation characteristics of LED. Fundamentals of laser action
in semiconductors. The Laser Diode: operation and Power-Current
characteristics. The frequency response of the laser diode. Semiconductor
photo detectors. Optical fiber link design and power budget evaluation. Speed
of data transmission over attenuation and dispersion-limited fiber link.