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Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids : Handbook of Thermo-Optic Coefficients of Optical Materials with Applications - Gorachand Ghosh

Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids

Handbook of Thermo-Optic Coefficients of Optical Materials with Applications

Hardcover Published: 1st May 1998
ISBN: 9780122818554
Number Of Pages: 325

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This volume in the Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids is the first and only book to provide comprehensive coverage of refractive index and thermo-optic coefficients. It contains the refractive indexes and thermo-optic coefficients for nonlinear crystals, semiconductors, optical glasses, and fiber glasses. The Sellmeier coefficients of two physically meaningful Sellmeier equations are evaluated and are used to calculate these values throughout the normal transmission region of these optical materials. The author has also included analysis and explanations for some temperature-dependent optical devices/systems

* Presents the optical constants for over 70 technologically interesting crystals and commercial glasses
* Details various techniques for measuring the optical constants and mathematical models for analytical calculations of some data
* Includes thermo-optic coefficients that are necessary to calculate the refractive index of the optical material at any operating temperature
* Describes how all optical devices (both temperature dependent and independent) can be explained satisfactorily by using the two Sellmeier equations

"This book will serve as a useful reference. The editor and contributors deserve a measure of thanks for their effort to facilitate for us the finding values of the optical constants of 37 solids and for providing an in-one-placesummary of several techniques for determination of n and k." --R.M.A. Azzam and Jacqueline Casset in APPLIED OPTICS

"The beauty of this book is in the breadth of the spectral range covered....The value of this compilation of critically reviewed optical data far outweighs the books deficiencies and...this handbook must be regarded as a necessity in any physics or materials science reference library." --David M. Roessler, General Motors Research Laboratories, Warren, Michigan, in OPTICAL NEWS

"The editor prepared a table that summarizes the optical properties of the materials reviewed in Volumes. I and II. The amount of the detail that it contains is truly astounding....There is a fundamental reason why a book of this type is much more usefulthan an abbreviated compilation....The book is attractive to workers in many fields because of the vast range of the data." --Philip Baumeister, Coherent Auburn Group, Auburn, California, in OPTICS AND PHOTONICS NEWS

"This book is an essential addition to every scientific reference library and to the bookshelves of all who are interested in what is loosely referred to as 'the optical properties of solids." --B.L. EVANS, University of Reading, U.K.

Refractive Index: Introduction
Dispersion Relations for Refractive Index
Derivation of the Sellmeier Coefficients
Sellmeier Coefficients
Comparison of Refractive Indexes
Thermo-Optic Coefficients: Definition
Dispersion Relations
Derivation of the Sellmeier Coefficients: Nonlinear Crystals
Other Oxide and Laser Crystals
Halide Crystals/Glasses
Optical Fiber/Optical Glasses
Applications: Nonlinear Optical Laser Devices: Noncritically Phase-Matched Second Harmonic Generations
Noncritical Optical Parametric Oscillators
Sum Frequency Generation
Optical Fiber Communication Systems: Chromatic Dispersion and Zero-Dispersion Wavelength
Thermo-Optic Switch
Optical Fiber Temperature Sensor
Thermo-Optic Modulators
Future Technology
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780122818554
ISBN-10: 0122818555
Series: Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 325
Published: 1st May 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.31 x 16.99  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.68