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Optoelectronics and Optical Properties of Solids - NOOE009
Title in English: Optické vlastnosti pevných látek a optoelektronika
Guaranteed by: Institute of Physics of Charles University (32-FUUK)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2006
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: RNDr. Milan Orlita, Ph.D.
doc. RNDr. Milan Zvára, CSc.
Classification: Physics > Optics and Optoelectronics
Annotation -
Last update: T_FUUK (09.05.2001)
Optical constants and their mutual relations. Optical properties of semiconductors, metals and ionic crystals. Fundamental optical interactions in different spectral regions. Magneto-optical and non-linear optical phenomena. Light generation, luminescence and stimulated emission in semiconductors. Fundamentals of optoelectronics. Light detectors and sources.
Literature - Czech
Last update: T_KCHFO (24.01.2007)

[1] H.Frank: Fyzika a technika polovodičů. SNTL Praha 1990

[2] Teorie pevných látek. ČSAV Praha 1965.

[3] Peter Y.Yu, Manuel Cardona: Fundamentals of Semiconductors.

Springer-Verlag Berlin 1996.

[4] K.Seeger: Semiconductor Physics: Springer Verlag Berlin 1989 a další vydání

[5] M.A.Herrman: Semiconductor Superlattices. Akademie-Verlag

Berlin 1986

[6] J.Toušek: Fotoelektrické jevy v polovodičích.

SPN Praha 1977.

[7] J.Toušek: Polovodičové prvky III. Karolinum, Praha 1993.

[8] B.E.A.Saleh a M.C.Teich: Základy fotoniky, sv. 1 - 4.

Matfyzpress Praha 1995.

Syllabus -
Last update: T_FUUK (29.04.2004)
1. Phenomenological description
Electromagnetic waves. Definitions of optical constants. Dispersion relations and general properties of optical constants.

2. Optical properties of semiconductors and ionic crystals

Quantum theory of optical transitions. Interband transitions. Direct allowed and "forbidden" absorption edges. Indirect absorption edge. Excitons, exciton-polaritons. Defects. Lattice absorption and reflection. Phonon-polaritons.

3. Optical properties of metals

Free electron approximation. Plasmon edge and skin-effect. Free carrier absorption. Interband transitions in metals.

4. Effect of external fields

Induced anisotropy. Magneto-optical phenomena of free electrons. Cyclotron resonance. Faraday rotation and Voigt effect. Landau levels and interband magneto-absorption.

5. Nonlinear optics

Phenomenological description. Second harmonic generation. Two-photon absorption. Raman scattering. Four-wave mixing. Electro-optic effects.

6. Emission of light, luminescence

Thermal emission. Radiative and nonradiative recombination. Methods of luminescence excitation. Interband recombination, free and bound excitons. Stimulated emission. Semiconductor photodiodes and lasers.

7. Optoelectonics

Light sources and detectors. Basic parameters and characteristics. Solar cells. Semiconductor photodiodes and lasers. Quantum wells and superlattices. Quantum size effects. Applications.

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