ECE 404/MSE 404
Optical Spectroscopy of Materials
- An Introduction to the Optical Spectroscopy of Inorganic Solids; J. Sole, L. Bausa, and D. Jaque (Wiley Interscience, 2005). In-class notes and handouts. See below for additional reading options.
- Supplementary Reading Materials:
- +U24- Optical Spectroscopy of Inorganic Solids; B. Henderson and G.F. Imbusch (Oxford University Press, 1985; reprinted: 2006).
- Symmetry and Spectroscopy: An Introduction to Vibrational and Electronic Spectroscopy; D.C. Harris and M.D. Bertolucci (Oxford University Press, Inc., 1978; reprinted by Dover Publications, Inc. 1989).
- Molecular Quantum Mechanics (5th Edition); P. Atkins and R. Friedman (Oxford University Press, Inc., 2011).
Specific Course Information:
2021-2022 Catalog Data: The course provides a survey of Optical Spectroscopic Methods and underlying phenomena for the study of materials.
Specific Goals for the Course:
Outcomes of Instruction: By the end of this course the student will be able to:
- Develop a familiarity with the physics of spectroscopic analysis and light-matter interaction in this context, including wave propagation and diffraction, quantum mechanical development of allowed electronic and vibrational energy states, and selection rules.
- Develop an understanding of the basic operational principles of optical spectrometers/spectrographs.
- Demonstrate an ability to compare and contrast different spectroscopic material probes in terms of the material properties characterized and instrumental or methodology requirements.
A brief list of topics to be covered:
- Optical properties of materials/light-matter interactions
- Energy levels and optical transitions
- Instrumentation Concerns
- Spectroscopic Methods
- Signal analysis
Relationship to Student Outcomes
ECE/MSE 404 contributes directly to the following specific electrical and computer engineering student outcomes of the ECE department:
1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.