CH-417 / 3 credits

Teacher: Bostedt Christoph

Language: English


Summary

Introduction and application of photon based tools for chemical sciences: from basic concepts to optical and x-ray lasers

Content

Keywords

Optics, Lasers, X-rays, Ultrafast, Spectroscopy, Diffraction

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Quantum chemistry, General physics

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Describe optical concepts in the wave and photon picture
  • Design optical setups and experiments
  • Explain laser amplification and laser systems
  • Explain laboratory and accelerator based X-ray sources
  • Work out / Determine geometric structure and elemental composition from x-ray data

Teaching methods

 

Lectures and exercises

 

Expected student activities

Work on exercises and course material at home

Assessment methods

Final grade consists out of 75% written final exam and 25% of the weekly exercise/homework

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes

Resources

Bibliography

Saleh Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics

Nielsen Mc Morrow, Elements of Modern X-ray Physics

Ressources en bibliothèque

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Optical methods in chemistry
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Optical methods in chemistry
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14    CHB331
14-15    
15-16    CHB331
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Friday, 13h - 15h: Lecture CHB331

Friday, 15h - 16h: Exercise, TP CHB331