GRADUATE SCHOOL OF NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCESMICRO and NANOTECHNOLOGY


MNT 703 - Optical Materials and Spectroscopy

 

   Optical Materials and Spectroscopy

 

WEEKS

SUBJECT

DETAILS

1

Review of the course subjects

Course objects will be shared, homework sets will be explained and lab sessions will be organized

2

Reflection and transmission

Theories that the Maxwell equations, Fresnel equations, reflection and refraction propagation of light in media.

3

Absorption of light I

Beer-Lambert law, Lorentz oscillator model

4

Free electrons and Plasmons

Fundamentals of free electrons and plasmons

5

Polarization

Polarization, matrix representation, polarization dependent reflection and refraction,

6

Spectroscopic ellipsometry

Refractive index, extinction coefficient and thickness measurements using spectroscopic ellipsometry

7

Lab session for Reflection and transmission and Spectroscopic ellipsometry

Measurement of reflection and transmission

Measurement of spectroscopic ellipsometry

8

FTIR and Raman, Phonons

Phonons and vibrations in crystals, fundamentals of infrared absorption and Raman scattering

 

MIDTERM EXAM

 

9

Interband absorption in materials I

Basics of crystal lattice and band gap formation

10

Interband absorption in materials II

Interband absorption, absorption of light with an energy larger than band gap and band tails, photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy fundamentals, PL lifetime measurements

11

Excitons

Formation of excitons, and absorption and emission by excitions

12

Luminescence of nanoparticles

Quantum confinement, luminescence of nanoparticles, Raman and FTIR of nanoparticles.

13

Luminescence of color centers, rare-earth ions and transition metals

Emission from color  centers, rare-earth ions, transition metals

14

Project presentations and lab session of photoluminescence

Student presentations on optical materials and spectroscopy methods

 

FINAL EXAM

 

 

Course books:  M. Fox "Optical Properties of Solids" 2010, H. Fujiwara "Spectroscopic Ellipsometry" 2007

 

Course instructor: Asst. Prof. Selçuk Yerci 

 

Course hours: To be decided (preferably Thurday 14:40 - 17:30)

 

Office hours: To be decided