IM3008 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

  • Educational level

    Third cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

    D
  • Subject area

  • Grade scale

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

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 main content

- Excitons and photons in luminescence

- Radiative and non-radiative recombination

- Stimulated emission

- Low dimensional semiconductors

- Experimental methods of luminescence spectroscopy

Disposition

- 8 seminars

- laboratory work

Eligibility

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

Literature

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

Required equipment

- micro PL: imaging and spectroscopy

- PL excitation

- time-resolved PL

- QE measurements

- low temperature measurements

Examination

- Presentation at seminars

- Home assignment

- Laboratory work

Requirements for final grade

- At least one approved presentation

- 60% of score for the home assignment

- Passed laboratory work with approved report

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Contact

Ilya Sytjugov (ilyas@kth.se)

Examiner

Supplementary information

The course starts in November 2013

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.

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2013.