The Physics of Thin Film Optical Spectra: An Introduction

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Springer, Sep 22, 2015 - Science - 352 pages

The book bridges the gap between fundamental physics courses (such as optics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics and solid state physics) and highly specialized literature on the spectroscopy, design, and application of optical thin film coatings. Basic knowledge from the above-mentioned courses is therefore presumed. Starting from fundamental physics, the book enables the reader derive the theory of optical coatings and to apply it to practically important spectroscopic problems. Both classical and semiclassical approaches are included. Examples describe the full range of classical optical coatings in various spectral regions as well as highly specialized new topics such as rugate filters and resonant grating waveguide structures. The second edition has been updated and extended with respect to probing matter in different spectral regions, homogenous and inhomogeneous line broadening mechanisms and the Fresnel formula for the effect of planar interfaces.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
Part I Classical Description of the Interactionof Light with Matter
8
2 The Linear Dielectric Susceptibility
9
3 The Classical Treatment of Free and Bound Charge Carriers
25
4 Derivations from the Oscillator Model
47
5 The KramersKronig Relations
84
Part II Interface Reflection and InterferencePhenomena in Thin Film Systems
94
6 Planar Interfaces
95
Part III Semiclassical Description of the Interactionof Light with Matter
226
10 Einstein Coefficients
227
11 Semiclassical Treatment of the Dielectric Function
255
12 Solid State Optics
271
Part IV Basics of Nonlinear Optics
301
13 Some Basic Effects of Nonlinear Optics
302
14 Concluding Remarks
329
Too Many Equations?A Very Final Remarkon Physicists and Mathematics
334

7 Thick Slabs and Thin Films
131
8 Gradient Index Films and Multilayers
162
9 Special Geometries
181

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