KEB-65156 Experimental Optical Spectroscopy, 4 cr

Additional information

The aim of the course is to get familiar with basic principals used to build instruments for modern spectroscopy studies, and to discover great opportunities and principal limitations of the optical spectroscopy methods.

Suitable for postgraduate studies. The implementation will not be executed during the academic year 2018-2019.

Person responsible

Nikolai Tkachenko


Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
KEB-65156 2018-01 - Nikolai Tkachenko
final examination

Learning Outcomes

Understanding of principles of modern optical spectroscopy including ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopy; knowledge of what and how can be studied by optical spectroscopy; ability to evaluate key features and parameters of spectroscopy instruments, e.g. for single molecule detection or femtosecond time resolution.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. An introduction to optics and optical measurements     
2. Advanced presentation of main techniques used in optical spectroscopy experiments, including steady state spectrophotometers and fluorimeters, and numerous time-resolved techniques such as femtosecond pump-probe and up-conversion, picosecond time correlated single photon counting, nanosecond flash photolysis and others.     
3. An overview of methods of analysis of the results of spectroscopy measurements     

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN URL Additional information Examination material
Book   Optical Spectroscopy: Methods and Instrumentation   N. Tkachenko   978-0-444-52126-2       No   
Lecture slides   Experimental Optical Spectroscopy   Nikolai Tkachenko         No   

Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
KEB-65156 Experimental Optical Spectroscopy, 4 cr KEM-5157 Experimental Optical Spectroscopy, 4 cr  
KEB-65156 Experimental Optical Spectroscopy, 4 cr KEB-65157 Experimental Optical Spectroscopy, 5 cr  
KEB-65156 Experimental Optical Spectroscopy, 4 cr KEM-5156 Optical Spectroscopy, 4 cr  

Updated by: Ikonen Suvi-Päivikki, 13.03.2018