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Optical Properties of Solids / Edition 1
     

Optical Properties of Solids / Edition 1

by Mark Fox
 

ISBN-10: 0198506120

ISBN-13: 9780198506126

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Fox (physics and astronomy, U. of Sheffield, UK) presents on introductory textbook on the optical properties of solids written for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate physics students. As is to be expected, the core of the book is built around topics such as interband transitions, excitons, free electron reflectivity, and phonon polaritons, however the term

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Fox (physics and astronomy, U. of Sheffield, UK) presents on introductory textbook on the optical properties of solids written for advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate physics students. As is to be expected, the core of the book is built around topics such as interband transitions, excitons, free electron reflectivity, and phonon polaritons, however the term "optical" is considered in a wider sense than meaning referring to the visibly spectral region, allowing the author to include discussions of infrared phenomena such as those due to phonons and free carriers, and also the properties of insulators and metals in the ultraviolet. Similarly the definition of "solid" has been widened to include materials such as polymers and glasses. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198506126
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Series:
Oxford Master Series in Physics Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(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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