- Joseph Simmons, University of Florida, Gainesville, U.S.A.
- Kelly Potter, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.A.
Industrial libraries and research groups in the industry dealing with optics and optical devices including lasers, fiber optic communications, applications to materials characterization, thin film processes, vacuum techniques,and electronic devices and principles, as well as spectroscopy. Libraries at most research and academic institutions where there is activity in optics and optics-related fields including applications in materials, condensed matter physics, and electronics.
- Published: October 1999
- Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
- ISBN: 978-0-12-644140-6
For technically intermediate or advanced readers, Simmons (U. of Florida-Gainsville) and Potter (Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque) explore the underlying mechanisms that make optical materials what they are and determine how they behave. They group characteristics of the materials into classes with similar behavior and present a broad range of optical materials behavior in order to show which properties are held in common and which differ between various classes of materials. They emphasize atomic composition and chemical makeup, electronic states and band structure, and physical microstructure.Book News, Inc.Â®, Portland, OR