402-0464-00L  Optical Properties of Semiconductors

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersG. Scalari, P. Anantha Murthy
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


402-0464-00 VOptical Properties of Semiconductors2 hrs
Mon11:45-13:30HIT H 42 »
G. Scalari, P. Anantha Murthy
402-0464-00 UOptical Properties of Semiconductors2 hrs
Mon13:45-15:30HIT H 42 »
G. Scalari, P. Anantha Murthy

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AbstractThis course presents a comprehensive discussion of optical processes in semiconductors.
ObjectiveThe rich physics of the optical properties of semiconductors, as well as the advanced processing available on these material, enabled numerous applications (lasers, LEDs and solar cells) as well as the realization of new physical concepts. Systems that will be covered include quantum dots, exciton-polaritons, quantum Hall fluids and graphene-like materials.
ContentElectronic states in III-V materials and quantum structures, optical transitions, excitons and polaritons, novel two dimensional semiconductors, spin-orbit interaction and magneto-optics.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: Quantum Mechanics I, Introduction to Solid State Physics

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits8 credits
ExaminersG. Scalari, P. Anantha Murthy
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
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