PHYS 307
Laser Molecular Spectroscopy
Lecture Schedule
Term 042: Second Semester 2004-2005
Day # Date Topics
1 Saturday, February 12, 2005 Introduction
2.1 Light waves
2 Monday, February 14, 2005 2.3 Directionality
3 Wednesday, February 16, 2005 n.1 Gaussian Beams and laser beam focusing
2.4 Brightness
4 Saturday, February 19, 2005 2.2 Monochromaticity
2.6 Coherence
5 Monday, February 21, 2005 2.7 Polarization
6 Wednesday, February 23, 2005 3.1 Atomic basis for laser action
7 Saturday, February 26, 2005 3.2 Creating a population inversion
8 Monday, February 28, 2005 3.3 The laser resonator
9 Wednesday, March 02, 2005 n.2 Generating short pulses
10 Saturday, March 05, 2005 1.3 Regions of the spectrum
1.4 Representation of spectra
11 Monday, March 07, 2005 1.5 Basic elements of practical spectroscopy
12 Wednesday, March 09, 2005 1.6 Signal-to-noise: resolving power
1.7 The width and intensity of spectral transition
13 Saturday, March 12, 2005 1.8 Fourier transform spectroscopy
14 Monday, March 14, 2005 1.9 Enhancement of spectra: computer averaging
15 Wednesday, March 16, 2005 First exam
16 Saturday, March 19, 2005 2.1 The rotation of molecules
2.2 Rotational spectrum
2.3 Diatomic molecules
17 Monday, March 21, 2005 2.3 Diatomic molecules
18 Wednesday, March 23, 2005 2.3 Diatomic molecules
19 Saturday, March 26, 2005 2.4 Polyatomic molecules
20 Monday, March 28, 2005 2.5 Techniques and instrumentation
2.6 Chemical analysis by microwave spectroscopy
21 Wednesday, March 30, 2005 3.1 The vibrating diatomic molecule
22 Saturday, April 02, 2005 3.2 The diatomic vibrating rotator
3.3 The vibration-rotation spectrum of carbon monoxide
23 Monday, April 04, 2005 3.4 Breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation: the interaction of rotations and vibrations
3.5 The vibrations of polyatomic molecules
24 Wednesday, April 06, 2005 3.6 The influence of rotation on the spectrum of polyatomic molecules
  Saturday, April 09, 2005 Midterm Break
  Monday, April 11, 2005 Midterm Break
  Wednesday, April 13, 2005 Midterm Break
25 Saturday, April 16, 2005 3.7 Analysis by infra-red techniques
26 Monday, April 18, 2005 3.8 Techniques and instrumentation
27 Wednesday, April 20, 2005 4.1 Introduction
4.2 Pure rotational Raman spectra
28 Saturday, April 23, 2005 4.3 Vibrational Raman spectra
29 Monday, April 25, 2005 4.4 Polarization of light and the Raman effect
4.5 Structure determination from Raman and infra-red spectroscopy
30 Wednesday, April 27, 2005 4.6 Techniques and instrumentation
4.7 Near-infra-red FT-Raman spectroscopy
31 Saturday, April 30, 2005 Second Major
32 Monday, May 02, 2005 5.1 The structure of atoms
33 Wednesday, May 04, 2005 5.2 Electronic angular momentum
34 Saturday, May 07, 2005 5.3 Many-electron atoms
5.4 The spectrum of lithium and other hydrogen-like species
35 Monday, May 09, 2005 5.2 Electronic angular momentum
36 Wednesday, May 11, 2005 5.3 Many-electron atoms
5.4 The spectrum of lithium and other hydrogen-like species
37 Saturday, May 14, 2005 5.5 Photoelectron spectroscopy
5.6 The Zeeman effect
38 Monday, May 16, 2005 5.7 The influence of nuclear spin
39 Wednesday, May 18, 2005 6.1 Electronic spectra of diatomic molecules
40 Saturday, May 21, 2005 6.1 Electronic spectra of diatomic molecules
41 Monday, May 23, 2005 6.2 Electronic structure of diatomic molecules
42 Wednesday, May 25, 2005 6.2 Electronic structure of diatomic molecules
43 Saturday, May 28, 2005 6.3 Electronic structure of polyatomic molecules
44 Monday, May 30, 2005 6.4 Techniques and instrumentation
6.5 Molecular photoelectron spectroscopy
45 Wednesday, June 01, 2005 project presentation
    Final