Optics and Spectroscopy at Surfaces and Interfaces

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Wiley, Oct 28, 2005 - Science - 281 pages
This book covers linear and nonlinear optics as well as optical spectroscopy at solid surfaces and at interfaces between a sold and a liquid or gas. In the first part, the author gives a concise introduction to the physics of surfaces and interfaces. They discuss in detail physical properties of solid surfaces and of their interfaces to liquid and gases. The necessary theoretical background for understanding various optical techniques is provided thereafter.

The second part of the book gives a broad review on optical techniques and their applications such as infrared and optical spectroscopy or optical microscopy. Discussions of nonlinear optics, but also nano-optics and local spectroscopies complement this self-contained work. Helpful features includes problems with solutions, a glossary, an index and a thoroughly elaborated list of topical references.

The book is suited as a text of graduate students but also for scientists working in physics, chemistry, materials or life sciences who look for an expert introduction to surface optical aspects of their studies.

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Contents

Linear Optical Properties of Surfaces and Interfaces
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Optics and Spectroscopy at Surfaces and Interfaces Vladimir G Bordo and HorstGiinter Rubahn
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Linear Optical Techniques at Surfaces and Interfaces
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Vladimir G. Bordo received a Ph.D. degree in theoretical and mathematical physics from Leningrad State University, Leningrad, USSR, and the Doctor of Sciences degree in laser physics from the General Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia, in 1984 and 2002, respectively. Since 1985, he spent two years as a Research Associate at Vavilov State Optical Institute, Leningrad. In 1987, he joined the General Physics Institute, Moscow, where he has been a Leading Research Associate at the Natural Sciences Center since 2002. He was also a visiting professor at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, in 2000 and 2004.

Horst-Günter Rubahn received his Ph.D. and habilitation degrees from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany, in 1988 and 1998, respectively. He was a postdoctoral student at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, and at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany. He was also with the Max-Planck-Institut für Strömungsforschung, Göttingen, Germany. He was a visiting Professor at the University of Toulouse 1999 and an Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Odense, from 1999 until 2004. Since 2004 he has been a full professor at SDU.

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