UT Dallas 2013 Graduate Catalog

PHYS6374 - Optical Properties of Solids

PHYS 6374 (MSEN 6474) Optical Properties of Solids (3 semester hours) Optical response in solids and its applications. Lorentz, Drude and quantum mechanical models for dielectric response function. Kramers-Kronig transformation and sum rules considered. Basic properties related to band structure effects, excitons and other excitations. Experimental techniques including reflectance, absorption, modulated reflectance, Raman scattering. Prerequisite: PHYS/MSEN 5371 or equivalent. (3-0) R