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Optical Properties of Solids : Oxford Master Series in Physics - Mark Fox

Optical Properties of Solids

Oxford Master Series in Physics

By: Mark Fox

Paperback Published: 14th April 2010
ISBN: 9780199573370
Number Of Pages: 416

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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 and metals. 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 been updated and improved. Futhermore, a number of important new topics have been added, including:
DT Optical control of spin
DT Quantum dots
DT Plasmonics
DT Negative refraction
DT Carbon nanostructures (graphene, nanotubes and fullerenes)
DT NV centres in diamond
The 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, chapter summaries and exercises. A solutions manual is available on request for instructors.

`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

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

ISBN: 9780199573370
ISBN-10: 0199573379
Series: Oxford Master Series in Physics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 14th April 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 19.1  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.78
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised