MSE-482 / 3 crédits

Enseignant: Nüesch Frank

Langue: Anglais


Summary

Students will study fundamental principles of light-matter interaction and apply classical and quantum mechanical models for quantitative estimates. Optical phenomena in glasses, semiconductors, liquid crystals, quantum dots and photonic crystals as well as device appli-cations will be treated.

Content

Keywords

Light-matter interaction, complex dielectric function, spectroscopy methods, fibre optics, organic and inorganic semiconductors, liquid crystals, quandum dots

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

General physics

 

Recommended courses

General knwoledge of optics

Important concepts to start the course

Electromagnetic waves,  semiconductor physics, molecular materials

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain basic optical phenomena in materials
  • Derive the complex dielectric function
  • Explain the working principle of optoelectronic devices
  • Quantify the figures of merit of optical and optoelectronic devices
  • Carry out an optical simulation of a thin film device using existing software
  • Elaborate and present a solution to a problem

Transversal skills

  • Set objectives and design an action plan to reach those objectives.
  • Communicate effectively, being understood, including across different languages and cultures.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Use both general and domain specific IT resources and tools
  • Make an oral presentation.

Teaching methods

Ex-cathedra and simulation exercises on Setfos software

Expected student activities

Participate actively during the lectures and exercise lessons

Assessment methods

Oral exams

Resources

Bibliography

Jai Singh, "Optical Properties of Materials and Their Applications", John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey, 2020

Ressources en bibliothèque

Notes/Handbook

Handout of course slides and documentation of software for exercises

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Optical properties of materials
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Optical properties of materials
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Optical properties of materials
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Exercices: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
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