AMPS stands for Analysis of Microelectronic and Photonic Structures. It was engineered to be a very general and versatile computer simulation tool for the analysis of device physics and device design. It is a one-dimensional (1-D) device physics code which is applicable to any two terminal device. It can be for diode, sensor, photo-diode, and photovoltaic device analysis.
AMPS was developed by Prof. Stephen Fonash and a number of his and post-doctorate students at The Pennsylvania State University under the sponsorship of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Under EPRI support the AMPS-1D project was initiated and developed for the UNIX operating system. A few years later, there was a demand for AMPS-1D on PCs. Hence, a PC version was developed for the OS/2 operating system.
Originally the PC versions were UNIX and OS/2 with text-based interfaces. With the growing popularity of Windows 95, 98 and NT, and the requests for window interfaces, AMPS-1D for Windows 95/98/NT was developed and this version of AMPS-1D is what will be sent upon request.
There are a number of examples in the Examples section showing how AMPS may be used. Additional
examples - with explanation of the physics - may be found in Prof. Fonash's book "Solar Cell Device Physics," Elsevier, 2010.
AMPS was developed at The Pennsylvania State University under the support of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
AMPS-1D is the creation of Professor Stephen Fonash and the following students and visiting scholars: John Arch, Joe Cuiffi, Jingya Hou, William Howland, Peter McElheny, Anthony Moquin, Michael Rogosky, Francisco Rubinelli, Thi Tran and Hong Zhu.