MSE-482 / 3 crédits

Enseignant(s): Marchioro Arianna, 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, organic/inorganic semiconductors, liquid crystals, quantum dots as well as device applications will be treated.

Content

Keywords

Light-matter interaction, complex dielectric function, Fresnel equations, Einstein coefficients, spectroscopy methods, fibre optics, organic and inorganic semiconductors, liquid crystals displays, quantum wells, quandum dots, OLEDs, solar cells, photodetectors

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

General physics and chemistry

 

Recommended courses

General knowledge 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

Written exam

Resources

Bibliography

Mark Fox, Optical Properties of Solids, Oxford University Press, 2nd Edition, Oxford, 2010

Spectroscopy ellipsometry for photovoltaics, Hiro Yuki Fujiwara, Robert W. Collins (Eds.), Springer series in optical sciences, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2018

Springer Handboox of glass, J. David Musgraves, Juejun Hu, Laurent Calvez (Eds.), Springer, Nature, Switzerland, 2019

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: Ecrit (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: Ecrit (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: Ecrit (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

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