This course is tought for Master physics students
Course aims and outcomes
- Understand the classical theory of light propagation in solid state dielectric materials;
• Understand the quantum theory of absorption and emission in solids;
• Appreciate the importance of excitonic effects in solids;
• Understand the origin of nonlinear optical effects in crystals.
The outcome of the course will be that the student will be familiarised with the optical phenomena that occur in a wide range of solid state materials, based on an understanding of both the classical and quantum theories of how light interacts with dielectric materials.