FIM3008 Luminescence Spectroscopy of Semiconductors: Theory and Experiment 7.5 credits

Luminiscens spektroskopi av halvledare: teori och experiment

Course objectives

After finishing the course students will be able to:

- Operate in semiconductor photophysics terms

- Distinguish between processes in nanostructured and bulk materials

- Implement these concepts in the description of practical devices

- Select most adequate luminescence technique for characterization of a particular system

- Examine optical properties of various systems using luminescence methods

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

- Excitons and photons in luminescence

- Radiative and non-radiative recombination

- Stimulated emission

- Low dimensional semiconductors

- Experimental methods of luminescence spectroscopy

Intended learning outcomes *

After finishing the course students will be able to:

- Operate in semiconductor photophysics terms

- Distinguish between processes in nanostructured and bulk materials

- Implement these concepts in the description of practical devices

- Select most adequate luminescence technique for characterization of a particular system

- Examine optical properties of various systems using luminescence methods

Course Disposition

- 8 seminars

- laboratory work

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

PhD students working with nanostructures and optical measurments with passed courses in:

- Solid State Physics

- Introductory optics, quantum mechanics

Recommended prerequisites

- Solid State Physics

- Introductory Quantum Mechanics, Optics

Equipment

- micro PL: imaging and spectroscopy

- PL excitation

- time-resolved PL

- QE measurements

- low temperature measurements

Literature

o   Ivan Pelant and Jan Valenta “Luminescence Spectroscopy of Semiconductors”, Oxford University Press, 2012, ISBN 978-0-19-958833-6

Examination and completion

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Examination *

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Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

- Presentation at seminars

- Home assignment

- Laboratory work

Other requirements for final grade *

- At least one approved presentation

- 60% of score for the home assignment

- Passed laboratory work with approved report

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

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Further information

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Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Main field of study *

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

Add-on studies

The course is seminar-oriented, where students take turns in presenting book chapters to the audience. Presentations are followed by discussion where participants need to be prepared with relevant questions at hand. The quality of presentations and activity at seminars will be evaluated and comprise half of the total score. A problem-solving homework is the other half of the examination. To achieve passing mark a 60% threshold in total scoring should be attained. An additional part of the examination is the experimental lab, where students will design optical experiment using available equipment in our laboratory with their samples.

Contact

Ilya Sytjugov (ilyas@kth.se)

Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

The course starts in November 2013

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at SCI/Applied Physics