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Optical Properties of Solids
     

Optical Properties of Solids

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by Mark Mark Fox, Mark Fox
 

This book gives an introduction to the optical properties of solids, including many new topics that have not been previously covered in other solid state texts at this level. The fundamental principles of absorption, reflection, luminescence and light scattering are discussed for a wide range of materials, including crystalline insulators and semiconductors,

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This book gives an introduction to the optical properties of solids, including many new topics that have not been previously covered in other solid state texts at this level. The fundamental principles of absorption, reflection, luminescence and light scattering are discussed for a wide range of materials, including crystalline insulators and semiconductors, glasses, metals, and molecular materials. Classical and quantum models are used where appropriate along with recent experimental data. Examples include semiconductor quantum wells, organic semiconductors, vibronic solid state lasers, and nonlinear optics.

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"Fox's book provides an introduction to the subject for a senior-level undergraduate or a beginning graduate course aimed at students who will use or design equipment that depends on modern optical materials. . . . Fox, on the other hand, provides many well-selected examples, showing graphs of the actual dielectric functions associated with solids of technological intent. . . . Fox provides all that one could ask for in an undergraduate text. He describes many of the key devices for the technologies, including laser media based on Ti:sapphire (used for short pulses), gallium arsenide (for high continuous power), and Er:glass (for fiber-optics amplifiers. . . . While straightforward, Fox's problems offer an excellent way for the reader to test his understanding of the materials presented. . . . On the whole, fox has succeeded in offering a good, compact, senior-level presentation of the optical properties of solids." — American Journal of Physics

"[A] useful and sound introduction to the subject."—Materials World

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198506133
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Oxford Master Series in Physics Series
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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Optical Properties of Solids 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've poured through a lot textbooks in this field and this book does an excellent job of organizing concepts and explaining them to reader without assuming previous background in solid state physics. Highly recommended for anyone interested in Spectroscopy, Device Physics, or Semiconductor Fundamentals. Good prelude to Ashcroft&Mermin as well.