Current Courses

Physics 353 – “Electromagnetic Spectroscopy” – Fall 2014

Description:  Methods of optical spectroscopy relevant to electronic structure and dynamics of molecules, nanomaterials and condensed phases, covewring photon energies from THz to X-rays in the context of recent experimental literature. Appropriate for graduate students in chemistry, engineering and physics.  Class schedule TR 8:10-9:25, 6638 Stevenson.

Instructor:  Richard Haglund, Department of Physics and Astronomy

References: Mark Fox, Optical Properties of Solids (2nd edition), Martin Dove, Structure and Dynamics: An atomic view of materials. Oxford Master Series paperbacks.

Prerequisites:   Differential equations and either modern physics or physical chemistry.

Topics to be Covered

1.  Review of the Relevant Quantum Physics and Photon sources

1.1.  Interaction of radiation with atoms, molecules and solids

1.2.  Electrons, excitons, phonons and quasiparticles

1.3.  Blackbody radiation, lasers and X-ray sources

2.  Linear Optical Spectroscopy

2.1.  Absorption, reflection, transmission and scattering spectroscopies

2.2.  Photoluminescence (PL), fluorescence and PL excitation (PLE) spectroscopies

2.3.  Magneto-optical spectroscopies

3.  Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy

3.1.  Infrared and Raman active modes in molecules and solids

3.2.  Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy and its variations

3.3.  Static Raman spectroscopy and microscopy

4.  Laser Spectroscopy

4.1.  A laser bestiary:  from cw to femtosecond, narrowband to broadband sources

4.2.  Transient and multiphoton absorption and emission spectroscopies

4.3.  Time-resolved and coherent Raman spectroscopies:  from COORS to CARS

4.4.  Second-order spectroscopies:  SFG, SHG, DFG and EFISH

4.5.  Third-order spectroscopies:  four-wave mixing, Z-scans and transient gratings

4.6.  Time-resolved magnetic and spin-based spectroscopies

5.  X-Ray Spectroscopy

5.1.  X-ray diffraction, photoelectron and dispersive spectroscopies (XRD, XPS, EDS)

5.2.  Spectroscopy with synchrotron X-ray sources:  XAFS, NEXAFS, ZANES and all that

5.3.  Using lasers with synchrotron sources:  ultrafast X-ray spectroscopy

6.  Near-field Spectroscopy and Electromagnetic Microscopies

6.1.  The electromagnetic near field and its relationship to the optical far field

6.2.  Photon-tunneling, near-field scattering and optical microscopy

6.3.  Nonlinear laser spectroscopies in the near field

7.  Ion Luminescence and Cathodoluminescence Methods

7.1.  Electroluminescence and cathodoluminescence

7.2.  Auger spectroscopy and microscopy

7.3.  Photoemission electron microscopy

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