PHYS 307
Laser Molecular Spectroscopy
LECTURE SCHEDULE
Term 022: Second Semester 2002-2003
Dates Topics
Feb Sun 23 Introduction
Feb Tue 25 2.1 Light waves
2.2 Monochromaticity
2.3 Directionality
Mar Sun 2 2.4 Brightness
2.5 Laser speckle pattern
Mar Tue 4 2.6 Coherence
2.7 Polarization
Mar Sat 8 Last day for dropping courses without permanent record
Mar Sun 9 3.1 Atomic basis for laser action
3.2 Creating a population inversion
Mar Tue 11 3.3 The laser resonator
Mar Sun 16 1.3 Regions of the spectrum
1.4 Representation of spectra
1.5 Basic elements of practical spectroscopy
1.6 Signal-to-noise: resolving power
1.7 The width and intensity of spectral transition
Mar Tue 18 1.8 Fourier transform spectroscopy
1.9 Enhancement of spectra: computer averaging
Mar Sun 23 First exam
Mar Sun 23 project proposal due
Mar Tue 25 2.1 The rotation of molecules
2.2 Rotational spectrum
2.3 Diatomic molecules
Mar Sun 30 2.3 Diatomic molecules
Apr Tue 1 2.3 Diatomic molecules
Apr Wed 2 Midterm grade reports due in the Deanship
Apr Sun 6 2.4 Polyatomic molecules
2.5 Techniques and instrumentation
2.6 Chemical analysis by microwave spectroscopy
Apr Tue 8 3.1 The vibrating diatomic molecule
Apr Wed 9 Last day for dropping courses with grade of "W"
Apr Sun 13 3.2 The diatomic vibrating rotator
3.3 The vibration-rotation spectrum of carbon monoxide
Apr Tue 15 3.4 Breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation: the interaction of rotations and vibrations
3.5 The vibrations of polyatomic molecules
Apr Sun 20 3.6 The influence of rotation on the spectrum of polyatomic molecules
3.7 Analysis by infra-red techniques
3.8 Techniques and instrumentation
Apr Tue 22 Second exam
Apr Sun 27 4.1 Introduction
4.2 Pure rotational Raman spectra
Apr Tue 29 4.3 Vibrational Raman spectra
Apr Wed 30 Last day for withdrawal from all courses with grade of "W"
May Sun 4 4.4 Polarization of light and the Raman effect
4.5 Structure determination from Raman and infra-red spectroscopy
4.6 Techniques and instrumentation
4.7 Near-infra-red FT-Raman spectroscopy
May Tue 6 5.1 The structure of atoms
May Sun 11 5.2 Electronic angular momentum
May Tue 13 5.3 Many-electron atoms
5.4 The spectrum of lithium and other hydrogen-like species
5.5 Photoelectron spectroscopy
5.6 The Zeeman effect
5.7 The influence of nuclear spin
May Sun 18 6.1 Electronic spectra of diatomic molecules
May Tue 20 6.1 Electronic spectra of diatomic molecules
May Sun 25 6.2 Electronic structure of diatomic molecules
May Tue 27 6.2 Electronic structure of diatomic molecules
May Sat 31 Last day for major exams
May Sat 31 Last day for withdrawal from all courses with grade of "WP/WF"
Jun Sun 1 6.3 Electronic structure of polyatomic molecules
Jun Tue 3 6.4 Techniques and instrumentation
6.5 Molecular photoelectron spectroscopy
project presentation
Jun Sat 7 Last day of classes
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