|Name||Prof. Dr. Leonardo Degiorgi|
Laboratorium für Festkörperphysik
ETH Zürich, HPF F 18
|Telephone||+41 44 633 37 96|
|Relationship||Adjunct Professor and Privatdozent|
|402-0564-00L||Solid State Optics|
Does not take place this semester.
|6 credits||2V + 1U||L. Degiorgi|
|Abstract||The interaction of light with the condensed matter is the basic idea and principal foundation of several experimental spectroscopic methods. This lecture is devoted to the presentation of those experimental methods and techniques, which allow the study of the electrodynamic response of solids. I will also discuss recent experimental results on materials of high interest in the on-going solid-stat|
|Objective||The lecture will give a basic introduction to optical spectroscopic methods in solid state physics.|
Maxwell equations and interaction of light with the medium
Experimental methods: a survey
Kramers-Kronig relations; optical functions
Drude-Lorentz phenomenological method
Electronic interband transitions and band structure effects
Selected examples: strongly correlated systems and superconductors
|Lecture notes||manuscript (in english) is provided.|
|Literature||F. Wooten, in Optical Properties of Solids, (Academic Press, New York, 1972) and |
M. Dressel and G. Gruener, in Electrodynamics of Solids, (Cambridge University Press, 2002).
|Prerequisites / Notice||Exercises will be proposed every week for one hour. There will be also the possibility to prepare a short presentations based on recent scientific literature (more at the beginning of the lecture).|
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.
Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
|7 credits||15R||L. Degiorgi|
|Abstract||Basic topics in classical as well as modern physics, interplay between basic research and applications.|
|Objective||This is a self-learning unit and the goal is to acquire basic concepts in classical and moderately even in modern physics.|
|Content||Electrodynamics, Thermodynamics, Quantum physics, Waves and Oscillations, special relativity|
|Literature||P.A. Tipler and G. Mosca, Physics for scientists and engineers, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York|
Hans J. Paus, Physik in Experimenten und Beispielen, Carl Hanser Verlag München Wien (als unterrichtsbegleitendes und ergänzendes Lehrbuch)