Optical Properties of Condensed Matter and Applications

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Jai Singh
John Wiley & Sons, Oct 2, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 448 pages
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Following a semi-quantitative approach, this book presents a summary of the basic concepts, with examples and applications, and reviews recent developments in the study of optical properties of condensed matter systems.

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  • Covers basic knowledge as well as application topics
  • Includes theory, experimental techniques and current and developing applications
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Contents

Preface
xiii
Fundamental Optical Properties of Materials I
1
Fundamental Optical Properties of Materials II
27
Optical Properties of Disordered Condensed Matter
47
Concept of Excitons
63
Photoluminescence
75
Photoluminescence and Photoinduced Changes in Noncrystalline Condensed Matter
107
Lightinduced Volume Changes in Chalcogenide Glasses
143
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Photonic Glasses
215
Optical Properties of Organic Semiconductors and Applications
235
Organic Semiconductors and Applications
261
Optical Properties of Thin Films
297
Negative Index of Refraction Optics and Metamaterials
325
Excitonic Processes in Quantum Wells
355
Optical Properties and Spin Dynamics of Diluted Magnetic Semiconductor Nanostructures
393
Index
417

Optical Properties of Glasses
159
Properties and Applications of Photonic Crystals
197

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Professor Jai Singh is based at the School of Engineering at the Northern Territory University in Australia. His Current research projects include: Excitonic Processes in Condensed Matter, Photo-excitation Induced Processes in Amorphous Semiconductors, Designing Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells for Optimal Photovoltaic Performance.
Membership of Professional Organisations, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics, Member of the American Physical Society.
President of the Northern Territory Branch of the Australian New Zealand Solar Energy Society (ANZSES).

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