Optical Properties of Solids / Edition 2

Optical Properties of Solids / Edition 2

by Mark Fox
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199573360

ISBN-13: 9780199573363

Pub. Date: 05/20/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The second edition of this successful textbook provides an up-to-date account of the optical physics of solid state materials. The basic principles of absorption, reflection, luminescence, and light scattering are covered for a wide range of materials, including insulators, semiconductors and metals. The text starts with a review of classical optics, and then moves

Overview

The second edition of this successful textbook provides an up-to-date account of the optical physics of solid state materials. The basic principles of absorption, reflection, luminescence, and light scattering are covered for a wide range of materials, including insulators, semiconductors and metals. The text starts with a review of classical optics, and then moves on to the treatment of optical transition rates by quantum theory. In addition to the traditional discussion of crystalline materials, glasses and molecular solids are also covered.

The first edition included a number of subjects that are not normally covered in standard texts, notably semiconductor quantum wells, molecular materials, vibronic solid state lasers, and nonlinear optics. The basic structure of the second edition is unchanged, but all of the chapters have been updated and improved. Futhermore, a number of important new topics have been added, including:

DT Optical control of spin
DT Quantum dots
DT Plasmonics
DT Negative refraction
DT Carbon nanostructures (graphene, nanotubes and fullerenes)
DT NV centres in diamond

The text is aimed at final year undergraduates, masters students and researchers. It is mainly written for physicists, but might also be useful for electrical engineers, materials scientists and physical chemists. The topics are written in a clear tutorial style with worked examples, chapter summaries and exercises.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199573363
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/20/2010
Series:
Oxford Master Series in Physics Series, #3
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Classical propagation
3. Interband absorption
4. Excitons
5. Luminescence
6. Quantum confinement
7. Free electrons
8. Molecular materials
9. Luminescence centres
10. Phonons
11. Nonlinear optics
Appendices
A. Electromagnetism in dielectrics
B. Quantum theory of radiative absorption and emission
C. Angular momentum in atomic physics
D. Band theory
E. Semiconductor p-i-n diodes

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