course: Laser Spectroscopy

number:
160308
teaching methods:
lecture with tutorials
responsible person:
Prof. Dr. Daniel Hägele
lecturer:
Prof. Dr. Daniel Hägele (Physik)
language:
english
HWS:
2
CP:
3
offered in:
summer term

dates in summer term

  • start: Thursday the 20.04.2017
  • lecture Thursdays: from 10:00 to 12.00 o'clock in NB 2/99

Exam

Oral

Date according to prior agreement with lecturer.

Duration: 30min
Exam registration: In the exam office

goals

The lecture deepens the understanding of light matter interaction beyond the absolute basics (absorption, refractive index, gain) using examples from atomic and semiconductor physics. The knowledge of physical limits of measurement techniques will help the students to judge and plan experimental setups.

content

Time-resolved pump-probe spectroscopy, photoluminescence spectroscopy, application of non-linear optics for second harmonic light generation, polarized light, notions of light matter interaction, optical selection rules, optical spin selection rules, optical shot noise, quantum limits of precision measurements, elimination of noise sources in optical measurement setups

requirements

none

recommended knowledge

  • Basic knowledge of electrodynamics and quantum mechanics, some mathematics
  • Quantum mechanics of the hydrogen atom and the harmonic oscillator.

literature

  1. Demtröder, W. "Laser Spectroscopy. Basic Concepts and Instrumentation", Springer, 2003