The present lecture provides a fundamental knowledge of optical response of materials, including crystalline insulators and semiconductors, glasses and metals. Starting from classical and quantum models for the light interaction with solid matter, optical phenomena in semiconductors and luminescent materials related to practical applications will be explained.
To understand how to explain optical properties of solid by using classic theory of light and basic quantum physics on the electronic structure of materials.
1. Introduction, Optical Coefficient
2. Classical Propagations
3. Interband absorption
5. Interband Emission
6. Free Electrons
7. Luminescence Centers
Mark Fox, Optical Properties of Solids (Oxford Master Series in Condensed Matter Physics)
Electronic structure and chemistry of solids.
Based on homework and the term end report.