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FSK3889 Luminescence Spectroscopy of Semiconductors: Theory and Experiment 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus FSK3889 (Autumn 2018–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

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 and laboratory work.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Enrolled as PhD student.
PhD students working with nanostructures and optical measurments with passed courses in:

  • Solid State Physics
  • Introductory optics, quantum mechanics

Recommended prerequisites

- Fasta Tillståndets Fysik
- Inledning i Optik, Kvantmekanik


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

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale



  • HEM1 - Home assignments, 4.5 credits, grading scale: G
  • LAB1 - Laboratory work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: G
  • SEM1 - Seminar, 1.5 credits, grading scale: G

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.

LAB1 - Laboratory work, 1,5 credits, grading scale: P/F

HEM1 - Home assignment,  4,5 credits, grading scale: P/F

SEM1 -Seminar, 1,5 credits, grading scale: P/F

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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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.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web FSK3889

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Ilya Sytjugov (

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at SCI/Applied Physics