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Optical Properties of Solids (Hardcover)

Author: Fox, Mark

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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.

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.


Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Mfg Part# 9780199573363
SKU 213820685
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0199573360
Release Date 10/18/2010
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Edition 0002
Number of Pages 0396
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Series Part 03
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