Introduction to Optical Properties of Solids University of Tsukuba
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.
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
"Basic Knowledge of Engineering", "Basic Academic Skill", "Expertise", "Ethics", "Practical Insight and Problem Solving"
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.
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.
Online Course Requirement
Identical to 01BG130.
Delivered in English upon request. Online(Asynchronous)
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