Optical absorption spectroscopy at interfaces

This chapter summarises the physical principles of optical absorption spectroscopy and its use for the characterisation of surfaces and interfaces. After a brief discussion of the fundamentals of absorption spectroscopy and its relation to quantum mechanics, the chapter discusses the basics of optics at interfaces, focusing on the absorption of light by molecules in the interfacial region. Because of fundamental similarities, the chapter will touch on spectroscopy of both electronic and vibrational transitions, with a strong focus on infrared absorption experiments. There is a brief discussion, with reference to examples, of experiments in internal and external reflection geometry, including a brief discussion of the measurement of spectra on different classes of substrates (metallic vs. transparent).


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Seyhan, Ayşe; Turan, Raşit; Department of Physics (2003)
With the use of photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy one can able to get a great deal of information about electronic structure and optical processes in semiconductors by the aid of optical characterization. Among various compound semiconductors, Cadmium Sulfide (CdS) and Gallium Selenide (GaSe) are interesting materials for their PL emissions. Particularly, due to its strong anisotropy, investigation of GaSe necessitates new experimental approaches to the PL technique. We have designed, fabricated and used ...
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Yildirim, H.; Tomak, Mehmet (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2006-04-01)
The effects of asymmetry and the electric field on the electronic subbands and the nonlinear intersubband optical absorption of GaAs quantum wells represented by a Poschl-Teller confining potential are studied. The potential itself can be made asymmetric through a correct choice of its parameter set and this adjustable asymmetry is important for optimizing the absorption. In that way optimal cases can be created. We calculate the modified wave functions and electronic subbands variationally. The linear and ...
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Ç. Toparlı, Optical absorption spectroscopy at interfaces. 2015.