Solid State Physics of Organic Materials II

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Vacha Martin 
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Outline of lecture

縲The aim is to learn basics of optics to understand optical properties and optical functions of organic materials. The lecture will be given in English
縲Character of light; reflection, scattering, refraction; polarized light; interference; diffraction; laser.

Purpose of lecture

The aim is to study basics of optics to understand optical properties and optical functions of organic materials and learn about optical phenomena used in organic photonic devices.


Plan of lecture

1.Introduction: Optics in organic material research ? motivation; organization of the lecture; history of optics

2.Character of light: Light as electromagnetic waves; electric and magnetic fields; Maxwell窶冱 equations, wave equation; energy of light: the Poynting vector, pressure of light; light as particles

3.Propagation of light: Dispersion, Newton窶冱 observation; microscopic theory of dispersion: Lorentz窶冱 oscillator model; complex refractive index; dispersion in dense media: Clausius-Mossotti relation; non-resonant interaction of light with matter: scattering, refraction, reflection; Fresnel equations, reflectance, transmittance; basics of geometrical optics; applications of refraction and reflection: waveguides and optical fibers

4.Polarization of light: Linear, circular, elliptical polarization; principle of polarizers: anisotropy of optical phenomena; mathematical description of polarization: Jones vector and Jones matrix; phenomena related to polarization: optical activity, Faraday effect; electro-optical effects (Kerr effect)

5.Interference of light: General equation and conditions for interference; coherent light characteristics: coherence length and time; applications of interference: interferometers, dielectric thin films, interference filters

6.Diffraction of light: Basic physical principles of diffraction; diffraction on a single slit, multiple-slit diffraction, diffraction grating, principle of monochromator

7.Principle of laser: Spontaneous and stimulated emission, Einstein coefficients; population inversion, three level system; light amplification, gain, feedback in optical resonator; character of laser light, types of lasers

Textbook and reference

螟ァ豢・蜈荳 縲檎樟莉」蜈臥ァ大ュヲ縲搾シ茨シ托シ会シ域悃蛟画嶌蠎暦シ E. Hecht: Optics (Addison Wesley)(譌・譛ャ隱樒沿繧ゅ≠繧具シ



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