In SMO we discuss the experimental methods for, and the main results of the optical study of isolated molecules, nanocrystals and nanoparticles. The lectures scan a wide range of techniques and phenomena including fluid solutions, solid samples at room temperature, and low-temperature experiments with extremely high spectral resolution. The course is an opportunity to apply many concepts of molecular physics, statistical physics, solid state physics and plasmonics.
Optical microscopy and resolution limits
Correlation spectroscopy in fluid solutions
Fluorescence resonance energy transfer
Interacting single molecules
Syllabus and literature articles
Form of examination
Oral examination at the end of the course
Classical and quantum physics until Bachelor level. Atomic and Molecular Physics is very useful, but not required.
Lecturer: Prof.dr. M. Orrit (Michel)