PHY 7097
Optical Effects in Solids

This course will describe the interaction of electromagnetic radiation in the "optical" part of the spectrum (microwaves, infrared visible, ultraviolet) with matter---metals, superconductors, semiconductors, and insulators . The background ideally needed is a course in electromagnetism, a course in elementary quantum mechanics, and some knowledge of solid state physics.


Homework set 4 is here. Due Monday, Oct 23.

Midterm will be posted at noon on Tuesday Oct 24.  Due in class Wed Oct 25.  (Note change #2!)

No class Wednesday November 1 and Friday Dec 1.

Make up classes Thursday November 16 at 4 pm in room 2165.  Plus 2 TBD.


Lecture notes. Chapter 1.

Lecture notes. Chapter 2.

Lecture notes. Appendices A-D.

Lecture notes. Chapter 3.

Lecture notes. Chapter 4.

Lecture notes. Chapter 8.

Lecture notes. Chapter 9. 

Lecture notes. Chapter 10. 

Lecture notes. Chapter 11. 

Time and place: MWF 5th (11:45 am-12:35 pm) NPB 2205. 
PDF text: Optical Properties of Solids, by Frederick Wooten and notes by me.
Instructor: David Tanner
Phone: 392-4718
Office: 2372 NPB
Office hours: Tuesday 11am and Thursday 1 pm

Methods by which students will be evaluated and their grade determined:
Grades will be based on two take-home exams (20% ea), a term paper (30%) and homework (30%). There will be approximately 7 homework assignments.

Other course notes:
All students are required to abide by the Academic Honesty Guidelines of the University of Florida.

Attendance will not be monitored; however, exam questions will mostly come from topics discussed in class.

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