Optical Materials / Edition 1

Optical Materials / Edition 1

by Joseph Simmons, Kelly S. Potter
     
 

This book presents, in a unified form, the underlying physical and structural processes that determine the optical behavior of materials. It does this by combining elements from physics, optics, and materials science in a seamless manner, and introducing quantum mechanics when needed. The book groups the characteristics of optical materials into classes with

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This book presents, in a unified form, the underlying physical and structural processes that determine the optical behavior of materials. It does this by combining elements from physics, optics, and materials science in a seamless manner, and introducing quantum mechanics when needed. The book groups the characteristics of optical materials into classes with similar behavior. In treating each type of material, the text pays particular attention to atomic composition and chemical makeup, electronic states and band structure, and physical microstructure so that the reader will gain insight into the kinds of materials engineering and processing conditions that are required to produce a material exhibiting a desired optical property. The physical principles are presented on many levels, including a physical explanation, followed by formal mathematical support and examples and methods of measurement. The reader may overlook the equations with no loss of comprehension, or may use the text to find appropriate equations for calculations of optical properties.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780126441406
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
11/01/1999
Pages:
391
Product dimensions:
1.06(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword. Wave Propagation. Optical Properties of Conductors. Optical Properties of Insulators 1--Fundamentals. Optical Properties of Insulators 2--Some Applications. Optical Properties of Semiconductors. Optical Gain and Lasers. Non-Linear Optical Behavior of Materials. Subject Index.

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