Steven Johnson: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2012

Name Prof. Dr. Steven Johnson
Institut für Quantenelektronik
ETH Zürich, HPT D 15
Auguste-Piccard-Hof 1
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 76 31
Fax+41 44 633 10 54
RelationshipFull Professor

402-0101-00LThe Zurich Physics Colloquium Information 0 credits1KG. Blatter, C. Anastasiou, B. Batlogg, N. Beisert, M. Carollo, M. Christandl, C. Degen, G. Dissertori, R. J. Douglas, K. Ensslin, T. Esslinger, J. Faist, M. Gaberdiel, A. Gehrmann-De Ridder, G. M. Graf, J. Home, A. Imamoglu, P. Jetzer, S. Johnson, U. Keller, K. S. Kirch, S. Lilly, L. M. Mayer, J. Mesot, M. R. Meyer, B. Moore, F. Pauss, D. Pescia, A. Refregier, R. Renner, A. Rubbia, T. C. Schulthess, U. Seljak, M. Sigrist, M. Troyer, E. H. Türeci, J. F. van der Veen, A. Vaterlaus, R. Wallny, W. Wegscheider, D. Wyler, A. Zheludev
AbstractResearch colloquium
Prerequisites / NoticeOccasionally, talks may be delivered in German.
402-0528-12LUltrafast Methods in Solid-State Physics6 credits2V + 1US. Johnson, Y. M. Acremann
AbstractThis course provides an overview and a critical examination of currently active experimental methods to study the sub-nanosecond dynamics of solid-state materials in response to strong perturbations.
ObjectiveThe goal of the course is to enable students to identify and evaluate experimental methods to manipulate and measure the electronic, magnetic and structural properties of solids on the fastest possible time scales. These "ultrafast methods" potentially lead both to an improved understanding of fundamental interactions in condensed matter and to applications in data storage, materials processing and solid-state computing.
ContentThe topical course outline is as follows:

1. Mechanisms of ultrafast light-matter interaction
- A. Dipole interaction
- B. Displacive excitation of phonons
- C. Impulsive stimulated Raman and Brillouin scattering
- D. Scattering and Diffraction
2. Ultrafast optical-frequency methods
- A. Ellipsometry
- B. Broadband techniques
- C. Harmonic generation
- D. Fluorescence
- E. 2-D Spectroscopies
3. THz-frequency methods
- A. Mid-IR and THz interactions with solids
- B. Difference frequency mixing
- C. Optical rectification
4. Ultrafast VUV and x-ray frequency methods
- A. Photoemission spectroscopy
- B. X-ray absorption spectroscopies
- C. X-ray diffraction
- D. Coherent imaging
5. Electron based methods
- A. Ultrafast electron diffraction
- B. Electron spectroscopies
Lecture notesWill be distributed.
LiteratureWill be distributed.
Prerequisites / NoticeAlthough the course "Ultrafast Processes in Solids" (402-0526-00L) is useful as a companion to this course, it is not a prerequisite.