Optical Excitations of Nanostructures and Plasmonics

winter term 2015/2016
Lecturer: Prof. Annemarie Pucci
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Lectures take place on Thursdays, 11:15 - 12:45 in SR 1.404, INF 227 .


1. Introduction on light-matter interaction
1.1. Fields and waves, far-field and near-field of a dipole, linear and local dielectric function of non-magnetic material, oscillator models of optical excitations for phonons and electrons
1.2. Interface, layers, thin-film approximation, Mie scattering of particles, absorption and scattering cross section
1.3. Inelastic light scattering, photo-luminescence, non-linear effects 
2. Experimental optical techniques' survey
3. Optical excitations of finite systems
3.1. Surface excitations (macroscopic, microscopic)
3.2. Particle phonon polaritons (e.g. of dust)
3.3. Localized plasmon polaritons of particles and refractive index sensing
3.4. Coupled excitations, Fano effect, SEIRA, SERS, applications
3.5. Quantum size effects
3.6. Two-dimensional systems and graphene 
3.7. One-dimensional systems
3.8. From organic molecules to clusters, anisotropy, chirality, IR activated modes in polymers, plasmons in molecules, OLED & OPV applications
4. Summary


First lecture on October 22nd, 2015. The tutorials start on October 28th, 2015. 4 CP can be obtained.
  • Group Tutorial (Pucci)
    INF 227 / SR 2.404, Wed 16:15 - 17:45
Optical Excitations of Nanostructures and Plasmonics
winter term 2015/2016
Link zum LSF
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