Optical Properties of Solids

Paperback | April 25, 2010

byMark Fox

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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 andmetals. 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 beenupdated and improved. Futhermore, a number of important new topics have been added, including:DT Optical control of spinDT Quantum dotsDT PlasmonicsDT Negative refractionDT Carbon nanostructures (graphene, nanotubes and fullerenes) DT NV centres in diamondThe 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, chaptersummaries and exercises. A solutions manual is available on request for instructors.

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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 andmetals. The text starts with a review of cla...

Mark Fox, Professor of Physics at the University of Sheffield, began his research career at Christ Church, Oxford, in 1986, as a Junior Research Fellow. After a post-doctoral position with ATandT Bell Laboratories in the US, he returned to Oxford as a Royal Society University Research Fellow. He moved to Sheffield in 1998, becoming Pr...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:April 25, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199573379

ISBN - 13:9780199573370

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Classical propagation3. Interband absorption4. Excitons5. Luminescence6. Quantum confinement7. Free electrons8. Molecular materials9. Luminescence centres10. Phonons11. Nonlinear opticsAppendicesA. Electromagnetism in dielectricsB. Quantum theory of radiative absorption and emissionC. Angular momentum in atomic physicsD. Band theoryE. Semiconductor p-i-n diodes

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Review from previous edition: "Fox has succeeded in offering a good, compact, senior level presentation of the optical properties of solids." --American Journal of Physics