13D061SCM - Solid State Spectroscopy

Course specification
Course title Solid State Spectroscopy
Acronym 13D061SČM
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study doctoral studies
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      ESPB 9.0 Status elective
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      The goal Introduction to the methods of optical spectroscopy in the characterization of solid materials. Explanations about which physical properties can be measured with optical techniques and why is knowledge of optical properties is important for applications of the materials.
      The outcome After this course, students should : 1. recognize which optical technique is suitable for measuring of the physical properties of a material, 2. perform measurements on existing experimental set-ups within our scientific community, 3. based on the obtained results determine the parameters that characterize the material.
      Contents of lectures Quantum mechanics of free electrons. Electrons in a periodic potential, the phonons, plasmons, magnons. Electromagnetic radiation (EM). Light sources, detectors, optical filters, monochromators and spectrometers, interferometers. Dielectric function. The optical constants and the dispersion relation, the dielectric function of materials including phonon, plasmon and magnon absorption.
      Contents of exercises Experimental determination of the dielectric function (ellipsometry). Spectroscopy in the visible spectral range of EM radiation. Optical absorption, luminescence. Light scattering. Raman scattering, Raman scattering in disordered systems, resonant Raman scattering; Briluenovo and Rejlijevo scattering. Infrared spectroscopy. Fourier spectroscopy. UV spectroscopy.
      1. 1. Kuzmany: "Solid State Spectroscopy", Springer 1998. (Original title)
      2. 2. Kingshirn: "Semiconductor Optics", Springer 1995. (Original title)
      3. 3. P. Yu, M. Cardona: "Semiconductor Physics", Springer 1996. 4. "Light scattering in Solids (Vol. I-VI)", eds. M. Cardona, G. Guntherodt, Springer. (Original title)
      4. 5. S. Perkowitz: "Optical characterization of semiconductors", Academic, 1994. (Original title)
      5. 6. W. Hayes, R. Loudon: "Scattering of light by crystals", Wiley, 1978. (Original title)
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      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
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      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 0
      Practical lessons 30 Oral examination 70
      Colloquia 0
      Seminars 0