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SCP3050267, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
SC1174, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination OPTICS OF MATERIALS
Department of reference Department of Chemical Sciences
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MORENO MENEGHETTI CHIM/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines CHIM/02 Physical Chemistry 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2019/20 15/01/2018 30/11/2020 MENEGHETTI MORENO (Presidente)
FERRARINI ALBERTA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of electromagnetic wave propagation and of quantum mechanics.
Target skills and knowledge: Students will acquire the fundamental concepts to understand the phenomena following the interaction of electromagnetic radiation, also of large intensity, like that of lasers emitting ultrashort pulses, and bulk or nanostructured materials.
Examination methods: Examination will be an oral test.
Assessment criteria: Students need to show that they are able to interpret basic phenomena following the interaction of electromagnetic waves with materials.
Course unit contents: Optical susceptibility. Models for the description of the linear and non linear optical susceptibility of materials. Propagation of electromagnetic waves in linear and non linear media. Quantum theory of the optical susceptibility. Spectroscopic techniques for the measurements of linear and non linear properties of materials. Second order properties of non linear materials. Non linear index of refraction dependent processes. Multiphoton absorptions. Raman scattering and SERS spectroscopy of nanostructured materials.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lessons will be frontal lessons stimulating the dialog with students to follow their understanding of lesson arguments.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Boyd R., Non linear optics. --: Academic Press, --. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving

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Quality Education Affordable and Clean Energy