Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids

Edited by

  • Edward Palik, University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A.


  • Edward Palik, University of Maryland, College Park, U.S.A.

This is the third volume of the very successful set. This updated volume will contain non-linear properties of some of the most useful materials as well as chapters on optical measurement techniques.
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This book has a broad market which includes professionals working with optics (applications, calculations, research, design), Optical Society of America members, and SPIE members.


Book information

  • Published: October 1997
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-544423-1


"This book will serve as a useful reference. The editor and contributors deserve a measure of thanks for their effort to facilitate for us the finding values of the optical constants of 37 solids and for providing an in-one-place summary of several techniques for determination of n and k."
--R.M.A. Azzam and Jacqueline Casset in APPLIED OPTICS

"The beauty of this book is in the breadth of the spectral range covered....The value of this compilation of critically reviewed optical data far outweighs the book's deficiencies and...this handbook must be regarded as a necessity in any physics or materials science reference library."
--David M. Roessler, General Motors Research Laboratories, Warren, Michigan, in OPTICAL NEWS
"The editor prepared a table that summarizes the optical properties of the materials reviewed in Volumes. I and II. The amount of the detail that it contains is truly astounding....There is a fundamental reason why a book of this type is much more useful than an abbreviated compilation....The book is attractive to workers in many fields because of the vast range of the data."
--Philip Baumeister, Coherent Auburn Group, Auburn, California, in OPTICS AND PHOTONICS NEWS
"This book is an essential addition to every scientific reference library and to the bookshelves of all who are interested in what is loosely referred to as 'the optical properties of solids'."
--B.L. EVANS, University of Reading, U.K.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors. Preface. E.D. Palik, Introductory Remarks. T.J. Parker, K.A. Maslin, and G. Mirjalli, Determination of the Far Infrared Optical Constants of Solids by Dispersive Fourier Transform Spectroscopy.A. Mandelis, Photothermal/Photoacoustic Spectroscopic Measurements of Optical Absorption Coefficients in Semiconductors. M.E. Briggs, Photothermal Deflection Measurements of the Extinction Coefficient k. H. Boukari and N. Lagakos,Determination of Optical Constants by Brillouin Scattering. M. Auslender and S. Hava, Doped n-Type Silicon (n-Si). E.D. Palik, Optical Parameters for the Materials in HOC I, II, III. References. Critiques-Metals: Introduction to the Data for Several Metals. L. Ward, Optical Constants of Eight Rare Earth Elements. T. Inagaki and E.T. Arakawa, Cesium (Cs). C.G. Rinning and A. Roos, Zirconium Nitride (ZrN). C.G. Ribbing and A. Roos, Hafnium Nitride (HfN). Critiques--Semiconductors: Aluminum Nitride (AiN). E.D. Palik, Bismuth Silicon Oxide (Bi12siO20). E.D. Palik, Bismuth Germanium Oxide (Bi12GeO20). G.L. Doll, Boron Nitride (Bn). J.C. Riff, Cadmium Germanium Arsenide (CuGaS2). J.C. Riff, Copper Gallium Sulfide (CuGaS2). D.F. Edwards, Gallium Selenide (GaSe). D.F. Edwards, Gallium Telluride (GaTe). E.D Palik, Iron Pyrite (FeS2). J. Geist, Silicon (Si) Revisited.D.F. Edwards, Silicon (Si) Revisited. J. Humlicek, Silicon-Germanium Alloys (SixGe1-x). M. Tazawa and A, Handi, Silver Chloride (AgCl); Silver Bromide (AgBr); Silver Iodide (AgI). L. Artus, Silver Gallium Sulfide (AgGaS2). Silver Gallium Selenide (AgGaSe2). J. Misiewicz and K. Jezierski, Zinc Arsenide (Zn3As2). Zinc Phosphide (Zn3P2). J.C. Rife, Zinc Germanium Phosphide (ZnGeP2). Critiques--Insulators: M.E. Thomas and W.J. Thopf, Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3). Revisited. W.J. Tropf, Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3). W.J. Moore, Cesium Bromide (CsBr). J.E. Eldridge, Cesium Chloride (CsCl). J.E. Eldridge, Cesium Fluoride (CsF). D.F. Edwards,Gallium Oxide (Ca2O3). M.A.F. Destro and A. Damiao, Lead Fluoride (PbF2). F. Gervais and V. Fonseca, Lithium Tantalate (LiTaO3). M.E. Thomas, Potassium Iodide (KI). I. Biaggio, Potassium Niobate (KNbO3). I. Ohlidal and D. Franta, Rubidium Iodide (RbI). E.D. Palik and R. Khanna, Sodium Nitrate (NaNO3). M.E. Thomas, Stronium Fluoride (SrF2). K.A. Fuller, H.D. Downing, and M.R. Querry, Orthorhomic Sulfur (-S). W.J. Tropf, Cubic Thallium (I) Halides. W.J. Tropf, Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (Y3Al5O12). E.D. Palik and R. Khanna, Zircon (ZrSiO4).