Light and Matter Ia / Licht und Materie Ia

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Optical Constants and their Measurement.- A. Introduction.- B. Optical properties of an absorbing medium.- I. Maxwell’s equations.- II. Characteristics of plane electromagnetic waves.- III. Classification of wave types and modes.- a) Homogeneous and inhomogeneous waves.- b) Transverse electric and transverse magnetic waves.- IV. Intensity of an electromagnetic wave.- V. Reflection and transmission at a plane surface.- a) Character of the reflected and transmitted waves.- b) Amplitude of the reflected and transmitted waves.- c) Special angles for reflection.- VI. Reflection and transmission of a plane, parallel faced plate.- C. Optical properties of simple classical systems.- I. Classical frequency dependence of the conductivity of the free charges.- II. Classical frequency dependence of the dielectric constant of the bound charges.- III. Classical frequency dependence of the optical constants.- a) Resonance circle diagram.- IV. Dispersion relations.- D. Determining optical constants from experimental data.- I. Measurement of the classical model parameters.- II. Specular reflection from a single surface.- a) Graphical constructions for reflectance.- b) Precomputed charts.- c) Special angles of reflectance determination.- d) Dispersion relation calculations.- e) Direct measurement of the phase of the reflectance.- III. Measurements on a lamella.- a) Resolved channeled spectra.- b) Unresolved channeled spectra.- c) Direct measurement of the phase of the transmittance.- IV. Special techniques for optical constant measurements.- a) Measurement of emissivity.- b) Reflectance of an overcoated sample.- c) Attenuated total reflection.- Acknowledgements.- References.- Phonons in Perfect Crystals.- A. Elementary lattice dynamics.- B. Experimental methods.- C. Interpretation of phonon dispersion curves.- D. Calculation of phonon dispersion curves, and comparison with experiment.- E. The frequency distribution of the normal modes.- F. Anharmonic interactions.- G. Lattice dynamics of ferroelectric crystals.- H. Thermodynamic properties.- Appendix: Many-body techniques for anharmonic crystals.- References.- Photon-Electron Interaction, Crystals Without Fields.- A. General theory.- I. Introduction.- II. Dielectric constant of solids.- III. Electron-lattice interaction.- IV. Excitons.- V. Imperfection centers.- B. Experimental observations.- VI. Absorption edge and edge emission.- VII. Free carrier effects in semiconductors.- VIII. Reflection spectra of solids.- IX. Impurity effects.- References.- Magneto-Optics in Crystals.- I. Introduction.- II. Macroscopic theory.- III. Quantum mechanical theory.- IV. Free carrier magneto-optical effects.- a) General theory.- b) The experimental phenomena.- V. Interband effects.- VI. Impurities and magnetic materials.- VII. Experimental techniques.- VIII. Summary.- Sachverzeichnis (Deutsch-Englisch).- Subject Index (English-German).

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