Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids

Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids

Handbook of Thermo-Optic Coefficients of Optical Materials with Applications

1st Edition - May 7, 1998

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  • Author: Gorachand Ghosh
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080533742

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This volume in the Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids is the first and only book to provide comprehensive coverage of refractive index and thermo-optic coefficients. It contains the refractive indexes and thermo-optic coefficients for nonlinear crystals, semiconductors, optical glasses, and fiber glasses. The Sellmeier coefficients of two physically meaningful Sellmeier equations are evaluated and are used to calculate these values throughout the normal transmission region of these optical materials. The author has also included analysis and explanations for some temperature-dependent optical devices/systems

Key Features

  • Presents the optical constants for over 70 technologically interesting crystals and commercial glasses
  • Details various techniques for measuring the optical constants and mathematical models for analytical calculations of some data
  • Includes thermo-optic coefficients that are necessary to calculate the refractive index of the optical material at any operating temperature
  • Describes how all optical devices (both temperature dependent and independent) can be explained satisfactorily by using the two Sellmeier equations


Designed for scientists, engineers, advanced students in physics, material science, nonlinear optics, fiber optics, and waveguide technology. Serves as an excellent self-teaching book, classroom text, and reference source.

Table of Contents

  • Preface. Introduction. Refractive Index: Introduction. Measurement. Dispersion Relations for Refractive Index. Derivation of the Sellmeier Coefficients. Sellmeier Coefficients. Comparison of Refractive Indexes. References. Thermo-Optic Coefficients: Definition. Measurement. Dispersion Relations. Derivation of the Sellmeier Coefficients: Nonlinear Crystals. Other Oxide and Laser Crystals. Halide Crystals/Glasses. Semiconductors. Optical Fiber/Optical Glasses. References. Applications: Nonlinear Optical Laser Devices: Noncritically Phase-Matched Second Harmonic Generations. Noncritical Optical Parametric Oscillators. Sum Frequency Generation. Optical Fiber Communication Systems: Chromatic Dispersion and Zero-Dispersion Wavelength. Thermo-Optic Switch. Optical Fiber Temperature Sensor. Thermo-Optic Modulators. References. Future Technology. Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 325
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1998
  • Published: May 7, 1998
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080533742

About the Author

Gorachand Ghosh

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Electrotechnical Laboratory, Umezono, Tsukuba, Japan

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