ppt - niles
Laser Physics I
Dr. Salah Hassab Elnaby
• Energy levels of atoms
– Electronic energy
– Electric Potential
– Orbital motion
• Energy levels of molecules
– Electronic energy
– Vibration energy
– Rotational energy
Bohr Atomic model
Bohr adopted Rutherford’s nuclear model that had been successful in
explaining scattering experiments with alpha particles 1910 - 1912.
Bohr assumed that almost all the mass of a hydrogen atom is
concentrated in a positively charged nucleus, the electron orbits in a
cloud. There are two forces
Electric force :
The centrifugal force F= mv2/r
so E=T+V =-1/2 mv2
For the Hydrogen atom the radius of the atom is
n 8 h
13 . 6
[ eV ]
Multi electron atoms
Pauli Exclusion law
No two electrons could have the same quantum state
Quantum state – energy
-- angular momentum
Quantum States and Degeneracy
In the Bohr model a state of the electron is characterized by
the quantum number n.
However, in the quantum theory a state of the electron is
characterized by additional quantum numbers :(i) Orbital angular momentum there are n possible values of
the quantum number l =0,1, 2, . . . , n-1.
(ii) Magnetic quantum number m = – l ,…,-1,0,1,…, l
For each l there are 2l +1 possible values of the m.
(iii) Spin quantum number , an electron also carries an
intrinsic angular momentum, which is called simply spin.
Therefore, there are 2n2 states associated with each principal
quantum number n.
Historical designations for the orbital angular momentum quantum
numbers are still in use:
The first three letters came from the words sharp, principal, and
diffuse, which described the character of atomic emission spectra in a
qualitative way long before quantum theory showed that they could
be associated systematically with different orbital angular
momentum values for an electron in the atom.
Molecular Energy Levels
Many vibrational modes
Vibrational energy # v
E v hc e (v 1/2)
Rotational energy # j
J ( J 1)
Vibrational modes of CO2 molecule
ω= 1338 cm-1
ω= 667 cm-1
ω= 2349 cm-1
CONDUCTORS AND INSULATORS
The molecules in liquids and solids are influenced very strongly by their neighbors.
What is generally called “solid-state physics” is mostly the study of crystalline solids,
that is, solids in which the molecules are arranged in a regular pattern called a crystal
lattice. The central fact of the theory of crystalline solids is that the discrete energy
levels of the individual atoms are split into energy bands, each containing many closely
spaced levels (Fig. 2.11). Between these allowed energy bands are gaps with no allowed
energies. The way this happens is easy to explain with a simple example.
At room temperature, however, electrons in the valence
band may have enough thermal energy to cross the narrow energy gap and go
into the conduction band. Thus, diamond, which has a band gap of about 7 eV, is
an insulator, whereas silicon, with a band gap of only about 1 eV, is a
In a metallic conductor, by contrast, there is no band gap at all; the valence and
conduction bands are effectively overlapped.
Conduction in metals
In a metallic solid the electrons are not all tightly bound at crystal lattice
sites. Some of the electrons are free to move over large distances in the
metal, much as atoms move freely in a gas.
This occurs because metals are formed from atoms in which there are
one, two, or occasionally three outer electrons in unfilled
configurations. The binding is associated with these weakly held
electrons leaving their parent ions and being shared by all the ions, and
so we can regard metallic binding as a kind of covalent binding.
We can also think of the positive ions as being held in place because
their attraction to the “electron gas” exceeds their mutual repulsion.
Conduction in Semi-Conductors
Semi Conductor becomes conductor by:
===Absorption of photons
N-type by injection of Phosphorus
P-type by injection of Boron
Light Emitting Diodes LED
An electron can “fall into” a hole, meaning that the electron can replace
the missing electron represented by the hole. In doing so the electron
becomes part of a covalent bond. This process is called recombination.
Now if an electron from the conduction band “recombines” with a hole
in the valence band, it loses energy, having been free (E . 0) and then
becoming bound (E , 0).
Heat : the energy can go to vibrations of the crystal atoms.
Radiation : the electron transition is accompanied by the emission of a
photon.This is analogous to (spontaneous) emission by an atom
h E f E i hc /
For silicon, with a gap energy of 1.12 eV, λmax = 1100 nm.
For germanium, with Eg = 0.67 eV, l λmax = 1900 nm.