Giacomo Scalari: Katalogdaten im Herbstsemester 2021

NameHerr Prof. Dr. Giacomo Scalari
Adresse
Institut für Quantenelektronik
ETH Zürich, HPT F 6
Auguste-Piccard-Hof 1
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telefon+41 44 633 39 28
Fax+41 44 633 10 54
E-Mailgscalari@ethz.ch
DepartementPhysik
BeziehungTitularprofessor

NummerTitelECTSUmfangDozierende
402-0053-00LPhysics II8 KP4V + 2UG. Scalari
KurzbeschreibungThe goal of the Physics II class is an introduction to quantum mechanics
LernzielTo 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.
InhaltContent:
- 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
SkriptLecture notes (hand-written) will be distributed via the Moodle interface
LiteraturDavid 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
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesPrerequisites: Physics I.
402-0465-58LIntersubband Optoelectronics
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
6 KP2V + 1UG. Scalari
KurzbeschreibungIntersubband 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".
LernzielThe 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.
InhaltThe 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
SkriptThe reference book for the lecture is "Quantum Cascade Lasers" by Jerome Faist , published by Oxford University Press.
LiteraturMostly 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
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesRequirements: A basic knowledge of solid-state physics and of quantum electronics.