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Cursus: 201400196
201400196
Quantum Emitters
Cursus informatieRooster
Cursus201400196
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
CursustypeCursus
VoertaalEngels
Contactpersoonprof.dr. W.L. Vos
E-mailw.l.vos@utwente.nl
Docenten
Docent
dr. C. Blum
Docent
J.A. Klärs
Contactpersoon van de cursus
prof.dr. W.L. Vos
Docent
prof.dr. W.L. Vos
Collegejaar2020
Aanvangsblok
2B
Aanmeldingsprocedure-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Cursusdoelen
Didactic goals of this course include:
  1. To become familiar with applying quantum mechanics to practical situations in science.
  2. To obtain theoretical insight in the main properties of elementary light sources: (a) atoms, (b) molecules, and (c) quantum dots and quantum wells.
  3. To be able to interpret essential optical observations on elementary light sources.
  4. To be able to select a source that is suited for a particular application.
Inhoud
In this course in Optics and Biophysics, we will discuss the optical properties of three main classes of elementary light sources that are used in wide range of optical and biophysical applications. We will focus on (a) atoms, (b) molecules, and (c) quantum dots and quantum wells, and analyze their emission in terms of spectra and time-resolved rates. We will review the essential quantum mechanics, including static and time-dependent perturbation theory, the variational principle. We intend to also review the complete radiation properties of a classical dipole, including field behavior relevant to near-field effects.
We will discuss in-depth Fermi’s golden rule for spontaneous emission, and selection rules for optical transitions. We will investigate the optical properties of an atom, including in an external field. We will discuss molecular bonding, and electronic and vibrational transitions in molecules to arrive at fluorescence. After a brief review of the electronic and optical properties of a semiconductor, we will study semiconductor quantum wells. We will discuss semiconductor quantum dots that are also considered as flexible man-made “artificial atoms”, and which have become popular in myriad fields ranging from nanophotonics, lasers, telecom, to photovoltaics and biomedical labeling.
Participating study
Master Applied Physics
Verplicht materiaal
Boek
D.J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River NJ, 2005). Book is also being used in BSc phase.
Aanbevolen materiaal
Boek
Peter Atkins and Julio de Paula, Physical Chemistry (Freeman co., New York, 2006) ISBN: 0-7167-8759-8 Relevant material will be made available.
Boek
Mark Fox, Optical Properties of Solids (Oxford University Press, Oxford UK, 2010) Relevant material will be made available.
Werkvormen
Hoorcollege

Practicum
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Presentatie(s)
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Werkcollege

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