IM3005 Luminescence Spectroscopy of Semiconductors 6.0 credits

Luminiscens spektroskopi av halvledare

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

  • Educational level

    Third cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

    D
  • Subject area

  • Grade scale

Information for research students about course offerings

every second year

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 method

Course main content

- Excitons and Phonons in Luminescence

- Radiative and Non-Radiative Recombination

- Stimulated Emission

- Low-Dimensional Semiconductors

- Experimental Techniques of Luminescence Spectroscopy

Disposition

The goal of the course is to attain a firm grasp on basic optical processes in bulk and nanostructured semiconductors and to be able to design and interpret various luminescence experiments probing these processes. Thus along with fundamental concepts, such as exciton, stimulated emission and phonon interaction, practical experimental methods will be also considered. The course is aimed at PhD students exploring optical properties of semiconductors and nanostructures. This is a new course based on the recent book with the same title published by Jan Valenta and Ivan Pelant in 2012.

Eligibility

Prerequisits

- Solid State Physics

- Introductory Quantum Mechanics, Optics

Recommended prerequisites

- Solid State Physics

- Introductory Quantum Mechanics, Optics

Literature

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

Examination

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. One laboratory work is planned, where students can test optical methods on their samples. To achieve passing mark a 60% threshold in total scoring should be attained.

Requirements for final grade

60%

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Contact

Ilya Sytjugov (ilyas@kth.se)

Examiner

Ilya Sytjugov <ilyas@kth.se>

Supplementary information

Course Literature

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

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.

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2013.