Optical Properties of Advanced Materials, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642335276
  • ISBN-13: 9783642335273
  • DDC: 620.11295
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 191 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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In the last decade, optically functionalized materials have developed rapidly, from bulk matters to structured forms. Now we have a rich variety of attractive advanced materials. They are applied to optical and electrical devices that support the information communication technology in the mid 21-th century. Accordingly, it is quite important to have a broad knowledge of the optical properties of advanced materials for students, scientists and engineers working in optics and related fields. This book is designed to teach fundamental optical properties of such advanced materials effectively. These materials have their own peculiarities which are very interesting in modern optical physics and also for applications because the concepts of optical properties are quite different from those in conventional optical materials. Hence each chapter starts to review the basic concepts of the materials briefly and proceeds to the practical use. The important topics covered in this book include:  quantum structures of semiconductors, spintronics,  photonic crystals, surface plasmons in metallic nanostructures, photonic metamaterials, liquid crystal materials, organic LED materials and magnet-optics. 

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter: Part 1.
Other Frontmatter: Part 2.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Quantum Structures of Advanced Materials.
2: Photonic Crystals: Manipulating Light with Periodic Structures.
3: Surface Plasmons.
4: Optical Metamaterials.
5: Spintronic Properties and Advanced Materials.
6: Recent Topics for the Optical Properties in Liquid Crystals.
7: Materials for Organic Light Emitting Devices.
8: Magneto-Optical (MO) Characterization.