Teaching

Molecular aggregates SoSe 17

Location: SE2/122
Time: Tuesdays 2.50 pm - 4.20 pm (Tu(5))

Content:
Introduction to optical and energy transfer properties of molecular aggregates

  • Examples of aggregates (photosynthesis, artificial light harvesting units)
  • Electronic excitation transfer
  • Absorption of light
  • Coupling to vibrational degrees of freedom
  • Disorder (Anderson localization)
  • Non-linear optical properties

Here are some lecture notes.


Non-linear optical spectroscopy

New Location and Time.
Location: MPI-PKS, Seminarroom 3
Time: Thursday 10:45 am - 12:15 am (SS 2013)

Non-linear optical spectroscopy is used in many areas of physics, chemistry and biology. It allows one to obtain information on quantum dynamics on the fs-scale. One of the prominent examples is the observation of long lasting coherent beatings in photosynthesis. In this lecture the basic formalism is derived and specific experimental techniques are discussed. More information

Content:

  • Coupled Maxwell-Liouville equations
  • Non-linear polarization and response functions
  • Diagrammatic perturbation theory. “Double-sided Feynman diagrams”
  • Third order non-linear spectroscopy techniques
    • Photon echo
    • Fourier transform spectroscopy

Quantum effects in Photosynthesis

Summer School: Modern Applications of Quantum Mechanics II. Cuernavaca, Mexico, July 16 - 27, 2012

 

 


Molecular aggregates WS 09/10

Location: TU Dresden, PHY room D016
Time: Tuesdays 4.40 pm - 6.10 pm

Content:
Introduction to optical and energy transfer properties of molecular aggregates

  • Examples of aggregates (photosynthesis, artificial light harvesting units)
  • Electronic excitation transfer
  • Optical spectroscopy (linear and circular dichroism)
  • Coupling to vibrational degrees of freedom
  • Born-Oppenheimer approximation
  • Disorder (Anderson localization)

Here are some lecture notes.