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The NUSOD conference provides a forum to present and discuss modeling, simulation, and analysis of semiconductor optoelectronic devices. The meeting intends to stimulate development and application of advanced software tools that combine semiconductor electronics and photonics. Technology Computer Aided Design (TCAD) is becoming a mature technology in optoelectronic device design including the treatment of nano-scale device structures. NUSOD aims at building new bridges between theoretical research and practical device development in optoelectronics. Researchers, software developers, and device engineers are invited to present their work in this challenging and exciting field.

Due to the great succes of NUSOD-01 the conference will be held annually, alternating between the United States, Europe, and (hopefully) Japan. The NUSOD-02 conference is held at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in the heart of the City of Zurich. Detailed information including the conference room and travel information will be posted online. Download conference call.


In recent years, the optoelectronics industry has encountered a dramatic increase in demand for high-performance devices. Advanced design software is needed to develop new components that meet the challenging requirements. Modern technology computer aided design (TCAD) tools can help to analyze and to optimize device performance. This shortens the product design cycle, saving time and money. Active research includes the efficient numerical solution of the device equations as well as the correct modeling of material properties. Ease of use, accuracy, and flexibility are often decisive factors for the acceptance of design tools in on industrial environment.

The scope of the conference includes the following topics:
Coupling of electronic and optical simulations of device physics
Self-consistent electro-opto-thermal simulations
Material parameters of compound semiconductors
Calibration and validation of physical models
Comparison between simulations and measurements
Analysis of internal device physics
Design and optimization of optoelectronic devices
Physics of quantum-well, quantum-wire and quantum-dot active regions
3D simulation of optoelectronic devices
Simulation and design of photonic integrated systems
Semiconductor optoelectronic devices of interest include laser diodes, light emitting diodes, optical modulators, optical amplifiers, and photodetectors.