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Optical Spectroscopy of Solids

Prof. Markus Grüninger

General information


Prof. Markus Grüninger (grueninger -at-

Time & Place

October 11, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Friday 10.00–11.30

Konferenzraum Theorie

Aims of the course Understanding of the basic concepts and techniques of optical spectroscopy on solid-state samples. Topics covered are e.g. the dielectric function, Drude-Lorentz model, Kramers-Kronig relations and sum rules, measurements in time domain and frequency domain, THz spectroscopy, Fourier-transform spectroscopy, ellipsometry, and examples of current research, e.g. on topological insulators.

Lecture notes

User name and password will be given in the lecture or upon reasonable request via email.

1. Introduction

2. Waves in matter, part 1

3. Lecture October 18: Waves in matter, part 2 (void)

4. Lecture October 25: Waves in matter, part 3 (void)

5. Lecture November 8: Drude-Lorentz model, part 1 (void) and Drude-Lorentz model, part 1