Lecture Notes

Students are encouraged to print and read the course lecture notes in advance of lectures. Prof. Tokmakoff maintains the Time-Dependent Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy Web site with the most recent and complete pdf version of the notes.

Quantum mechanics
1 Time-independent Hamiltonian (PDF - 1.8MB)
2 Time-dependent Hamiltonian (PDF)
3 Irreversible relaxation (PDF)

Classical description of spectroscopy (PDF)

Interaction of light and matter (PDF)

Absorption cross-section (PDF)

5 Time correlation functions (PDF)
6 Absorption lineshapes (PDF)
7 Linear response theory (PDF)
8 Displaced harmonic oscillator (PDF)
9 Fluctuations: Gaussian stochastic model (PDF)
10 Fluctuations: energy gap Hamiltonian (PDF)
11 Vibrational relaxation (PDF)
12 Density matrix (PDF)
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13 Nonlinear polarization (PDF)
14 Diagrammatic perturbation theory (PDF)
15 Third order spectroscopy (PDF)
16 Characterizing Fluctuations (PDF)
17 Two-dimensional spectroscopy (PDF)