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Degree
Master
Standard Academic Year
1・2
Course delivery methods
Online (Asynchronous)
Subject
Physical sciences, Mathematical sciences
Program
School
Degree Programs in Pure and Applied Sciences
Department
Master's Program in Engineering Sciences
Campus
Tsukuba Campus
Classroom
Course Offering Year
2022-2023
Course Offering Month
April - June
Weekday and Period
Tue5
Capacity
Credits
1.0
Language
English
Course Number
0AJMA03

Introduction to Optical Properties of Solids University of Tsukuba

Course Overview

The basic principles of optical responses of solid state materials are explained based on both electromagnetic and quantum theories. The lectures cover the light dispersion in matter, optical constants, Lorentz oscillator model, Kramers-Kronig analyses, optical spectra, optical transitions, Fermi's golden rule, light absorption/emission, optical properties of semiconductors, exciton, etc.

Learning Achievement

The basic principles of optical responses of solid state materials are explained based on both electromagnetic and quantum theories.

1. Introduction of Optical Properties of Solids, Light Dispersion in matter
2. Optical Constants, Lorentz Oscillator Model, Optical Spectra
3. Local Field Correction, Dielectric Constant Tensor, Polarized Light
4. Kramers-Kronig Relations and Analyses
5. Sum Rule, Optical absorption and Static Dielectric Constant, Optical Response from Free Carriers
6. Interaction between Substance and Light from Quantum Mechanical Point of View, Electric Dipole Transition
7. Optical Transition, Fermi's Golden Rule, Light Absorption and Light Emission
8. Interband Transition, Direct Allowed Transition, Direct Forbidden Transition, Indirect Allowed Transition
9. Excitonic States, Optical Absorption by Excitons, Exciton Polariton
10. Excitonic Molecules, High-Density Excited States, Self-Trapped Exciton, Low Dimensional Exciton

Competence

"Basic Knowledge of Engineering", "Basic Academic Skill", "Expertise", "Ethics", "Practical Insight and Problem Solving"

Course prerequisites

To understand the quantum-theoretical handling of optical responses, quantum-mechanical knowledge, such as perturbation theory and quantization of emission fields, are necessary. It is difficult to understand the optical properties of a solid without knowledge of solid-state physics (especially, solid-state electron theory, band structure, etc.). Consequently, students should have completed subjects related to these topics before taking the course.

Grading Philosophy

1) Evaluation method: Results will be evaluated based on reports submitted for all the lectures (Report 100%).
2) Evaluation criterion: Proper and sufficient answers and descriptions should be given to questions or issues.

Course schedule

Course type

Lectures

Online Course Requirement

Instructor

Matsuishi Kiyoto

Other information

Identical to 01BG130.
Delivered in English upon request. Online(Asynchronous)

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Link to the syllabus provided by the university