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phy632 - Spectrophysics (Complete module description)
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Module label Spectrophysics
Module code phy632
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Attendance: 28 hrs, Self study: 62 hrs
Institute directory Institute of Physics
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Engineering Physics (Master) > Schwerpunkt: Laser and Optics
Responsible persons
Neu, Walter (Module responsibility)
Koch, Sandra (Authorized examiners)
Neu, Walter (Authorized examiners)
Schellenberg, Markus (Authorized examiners)
Atomic and Molecular Physics, Optical systems
Skills to be acquired in this module
Students gain in depth theoretical as experimental knowledge on advanced optical spectroscopy applied to atomic and molecular systems. They are qualified in setting up innovative methods and measurement devices based on their expert competence in up-to-date research and development areas. The module prepares the students to work in the field of optical science and engineering in general, and yields the base for all further specialisations within the field of optics and laser technology.
Module contents
Atomic structure and atomic spectra, molecular structure and molecular spectra, emission and absorption, width and shape of spectral lines, radiative transfer and transition probabilities, elementary plasma spectroscopy, experimental tools in spectroscopy, dispersive and interferometric spectrometers, light sources and detectors, laser spectroscopy, nonlinear spectroscopy, molecular spectroscopy, time resolved spectroscopy, coherent spectroscopy
Reader's advisory

A. Thorne, U. Litzen, S. Johansson: Spectrophysics. Principles and Applications. Springer, 1999. ISBN 978-3540651178;

J.M. Hollas, M.J. Hollas: Modern Spectroscopy. Wiley, 2003. ISBN 978 0470844168;

S. Svanberg: Atomic and molecular spectroscopy. Basic aspects and practical applications. Springer, 2001.;

W. Demtröder, Laser Spectroscopy Vol. 1and2, Springer, 5nd ed. 2014 and 4th ed., 2008;

Saleh and Teich, Fundamentals of Photonics (Wiley); Recent publications on specific topic
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Lecture: 3 hrs/week,Laboratory: 1 hrs/week
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge Atomic and Molecular Physics, Optical systems
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
Course type Lecture
Frequency SuSe or WiSe
Workload attendance 56 h