Optical Materials

Other | November 1, 1999

bySimmons, Joseph, Joseph Simmons

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Optical Materials 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.
  • Presents the optical properties of metals, insulators, semiconductors, laser materials, and non-linear materials
  • Physical processes are discussed and quantified using precise mathematical treatment, followed by examples and a discussion of measurement methods
  • Authors combine many years of expertise in condensed matter physics, classical and quantum optics, and materials science
  • The text is written on many levels and will benefit the novice as well as the expert
  • Explains the concept of color in materials
  • Explains the non-linear optical behavior of materials in a unified form
  • Appendices present rigorous derivations

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Optical Materials 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 opti...

Kelly S. Potter is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in the Physical and Chemical Sciences Center. She received her Bachelors of Science in Physics from Florida State University in December of 1986, Cum Laude, and obtained her Masters of Science and Ph.D. from the Optical Sciences Center at the U...

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Format:OtherDimensions:391 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:November 1, 1999Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080513204

ISBN - 13:9780080513201

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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.