ECTS points: 10
Schedule: Spring term
Type of assessment: oral examination
Responsible: Jesper Mørk, build. 345, room 081, (+45) 4525 5765,
Peter Lodahl, build. 345v, room 075, (+45) 4525 3807
Link to course
Review of basic optical semiconductor physics. The interaction of light and matter. Waves in periodic structures; gratings and resonators. Two- and three-dimensional photonic bandgap structures. Optical amplification in bulk and low-dimensional materials, such as quantum wells and quantum dots. Dynamic properties of semiconductor lasers and noise spectra. Spontaneous emission quantum noise. Density matrix equations for light-matter interaction. Coherent effects such as Rabi oscillations, photon echo and slow light. Ultrafast carrier dynamics in semiconductor materials. Microcavities. Plasmonics. The course consists of a combination of lectures and calculation exercises, combined with (Matlab) computersimulations and experimental laboratory exercises.