529-0445-01L  Advanced Optics and Spectroscopy

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersR. Signorell, G. David
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


529-0445-01 GAdvanced Optics and Spectroscopy
Lecture: Do 14-16
Exercises: Do 16-17
3 hrs
Thu13:45-15:30HCI H 2.1 »
15:45-16:30HCI D 4 »
15:45-16:30HCI H 2.1 »
R. Signorell, G. David

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AbstractThis course provides an introduction to the interaction of light with nano- and microparticles followed by an overview of applications of current interest. Examples range from nanoparticles for medical applications and sensing to the role of the interaction of solar radiation with aerosol particles and cloud droplets for the climate.
ObjectiveThe students will be introduced to the basic concepts of the interaction of light with nano- and microparticles. The combination of basic concepts with different applications will enable students to apply their knowledge to new problems in various fields where nanoscale objects play a role.
ContentLight interacts surprisingly differently with small particles than with bulk or with gas phase materials. The first part of the course provides a basic but rigorous introduction into the interaction of light with nano- and microparticles. The emphasis is on the classical treatment of absorption and scattering of light by small particles. The strengths and limits of this conventional approach will be discussed. The second part of the course is devoted to a broad range of applications. Here topics include: Plasmon resonances in metallic systems, metallo-dielectric nanoparticles for medical applications, the use of lasers for optical trapping and characterization of single particles, vibrational excitons in dielectric nanoparticles, interaction of light with aerosol particles and cloud droplets for remote sensing applications and climate predictions, characterization of ultrafine aerosol particles by photoemission using velocity map imaging.
Lecture noteswill be distributed during the course
LiteratureBasics: Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles, C. F. Bohren and D. R. Huffman, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Applications: References will be provided during the course.

Performance assessment

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersR. Signorell, G. David
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 30 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationSprache der Leistungskontrolle: Englisch oder Deutsch
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Waiting listuntil 26.09.2020

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