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Course: Optical Properties of Solid Materials

Department/Abbreviation: SLO/OVPLX

Year: 2021

Guarantee: 'doc. Mgr. Jan Soubusta, Ph.D.'

Annotation: At the beginning quantities describing the optical properties of solids are introduced. Then the optical phenomenon as electrooptical, acoustooptical, magnetooptical are explained using appropriate mathematical description. Examples of real structures are demonstrated continuously.

Course review:
- Optical constants, description of interaction of light with matter, Maxwell equations, Classification of materials according to optical parameters - Relations between optical quantities, refractive index, permittivity, conductivity, susceptibility, matter relations, Kramers-Kronig dispersion relations - Anisotropy, tensor quantities - Propagation of light in anisotropic media, linear and circular anisotropy, solutions of standard problems, uniaxial and biaxial materials - Linear and circular dichroism, stress-induced or modified anisotropy (electric field, magnetic field, stress) - Electrooptical phenomena, linear (Pockels) phenomenon, quadratic (Kerr) phenomenon, examples of usage, amplitude/phase modulators of light - Photoelastic phenomena - Acoustooptical phenomena, Bragg law of diffraction, regimes of diffraction, diffraction orders, efficiency of the element, AO modulator, AO deflector - Interband optical transitions, Fermi Golden Rule - Absortion bands, description of absortion band, critical points, contribution of the photon, experimental absorption bands, influence of exciton - Grating reflection, models of description, description of interaction of light with a matter in particular spectral regions