## Jérôme Faist: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2018 |

Name | Prof. Dr. Jérôme Faist |

Field | Experimentalphysik |

Address | Institut für Quantenelektronik ETH Zürich, HPT F 5 Auguste-Piccard-Hof 1 8093 Zürich SWITZERLAND |

Telephone | +41 44 633 72 80 |

jfaist@ethz.ch | |

Department | Physics |

Relationship | Full Professor |

Number | Title | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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402-0053-00L | Physics II | 8 credits | 4V + 2U | J. Faist | |

Abstract | The goal of the Physics II class is an introduction to quantum mechanics | ||||

Objective | To work effectively in many areas of modern engineering, such as renewable energy and nanotechnology, students must possess a basic understanding of quantum mechanics. The aim of this course is to provide this knowledge while making connections to applications of relevancy to engineers. After completing this course, students will understand the basic postulates of quantum mechanics and be able to apply mathematical methods for solving various problems including atoms, molecules, and solids. Additional examples from engineering disciplines will also be integrated. | ||||

Content | Content: - The Photon of Planck and Einstein - Wave mechanics: the old quantum theory - Postulates and formalism of Quantum Mechanics - First application: the quantum well and the harmonic Oscillator - QM in three dimension: the Hydrogen atom - Identical particles: Pauli's principle - Crystalline Systems and band structures - Quantum statistics - Approximation Methods - Applications in Engineering - Entanglement and superposition | ||||

Lecture notes | Lecture notes (Some in as a Latex script and some hand-written) will be distributed via the Moodle interface | ||||

Literature | David J. Griffiths, "Introduction to quantum mechanics" Second edition, Cambridge University Press. http://www.cambridge.org/ch/academic/subjects/physics/quantum-physics-quantum-information-and-quantum-computation/introduction-quantum-mechanics-2nd-edition?format=HB&isbn=9781107179868 | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisites: Physics I. | ||||

402-0101-00L | The Zurich Physics Colloquium | 0 credits | 1K | R. Renner, G. Aeppli, C. Anastasiou, G. Blatter, S. Cantalupo, C. Degen, G. Dissertori, K. Ensslin, T. Esslinger, J. Faist, M. Gaberdiel, T. K. Gehrmann, G. M. Graf, R. Grange, J. Home, S. Huber, A. Imamoglu, P. Jetzer, S. Johnson, U. Keller, K. S. Kirch, S. Lilly, L. M. Mayer, J. Mesot, B. Moore, D. Pescia, A. Refregier, A. Rubbia, T. C. Schulthess, M. Sigrist, A. Vaterlaus, R. Wallny, A. Wallraff, W. Wegscheider, A. Zheludev, O. Zilberberg | |

Abstract | Research colloquium | ||||

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402-0465-58L | Intersubband Optoelectronics | 6 credits | 2V + 1U | J. Faist, G. Scalari | |

Abstract | Intersubband transitions in quantum wells are transitions between states created by quantum confinement in ultra-thin layers of semiconductors. Because of its inherent taylorability, this system can be seen as the "ultimate quantum designer's material". | ||||

Objective | The goal of this lecture is to explore both the rich physics as well as the application of these system for sources and detectors. In fact, devices based on intersubband transitions are now unlocking large area of the electromagnetic spectrum. | ||||

Content | The lecture will treat the following chapters: - Introduction: intersubband optoelectronics as an example of quantum engineering -Technological aspects - Electronic states in semiconductor quantum wells - Intersubband absorption and scattering processes - Mid-Ir and THz ISB Detectors -Mid-infrared and THz photonics: waveguides, resonators, metamaterials - Quantum Cascade lasers: -Mid-IR QCLs -THZ QCLs (direct and non-linear generation) -further electronic confinement: interlevel Qdot transitions and magnetic field effects -Strong light-matter coupling in Mid-IR and THz range | ||||

Lecture notes | The reference book for the lecture is "Quantum Cascade Lasers" by Jerome Faist , published by Oxford University Press. | ||||

Literature | Mostly the original articles, other useful reading can be found in: -E. Rosencher and B. Vinter, Optoelectronics , Cambridge Univ. Press -G. Bastard, Wave mechanics applied to semiconductor heterostructures, Halsted press | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Requirements: A basic knowledge of solid-state physics and of quantum electronics. | ||||

402-0551-00L | Laser Seminar | 0 credits | 1S | T. Esslinger, J. Faist, J. Home, A. Imamoglu, U. Keller, F. Merkt, H. J. Wörner | |

Abstract | Research colloquium | ||||

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