# Electrodynamics of solids : optical properties of electrons in matter / Martin Dressel and George Grüner.

Material type: TextPublication details: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002. Description: 1 online resource (xii, 474 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 0511014392; 9780511014390; 9780521592536; 0521592534; 9780521597265; 0521597269; 9780511606168; 0511606168Subject(s): Solids -- Optical properties | Solids -- Electric properties | SCIENCE -- Physics -- Condensed Matter | Solids -- Electric properties | Solids -- Optical properties | Festkörper | Optische EigenschaftGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Electrodynamics of solids.DDC classification: 530.4/12 LOC classification: QC176.8.O6 | D74 2002ebOnline resources: Click here to access onlineItem type | Current library | Collection | Call number | Status | Date due | Barcode | Item holds |
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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The authors of this book present a thorough discussion of the optical properties of solids, with a focus on electron states and their response to electrodynamic fields. A review of the fundamental aspects of the propagation of electromagnetic fields, and their interaction with condensed matter, is given. This is followed by a discussion of the optical properties of metals, semiconductors, and collective states of solids such as superconductors. Theoretical concepts, measurement techniques and experimental results are covered in three interrelated sections. Well-established, mature fields are discussed (for example, classical metals and semiconductors) together with modern topics at the focus of current interest. The substantial reference list included will also prove to be a valuable resource for those interested in the electronic properties of solids. The book is intended for use by advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and researchers active in the fields of condensed matter physics, materials science and optical engineering.

Preface -- Introduction -- Concepts and properties -- The interaction of radiation with matter -- General properties of the optical constants -- The medium: correlation and response functions -- Metals -- Semiconductors -- Broken symmetry states of metals -- Methods -- Techniques: general considerations -- Propagation and scattering of electromagnetic waves -- Spectroscopic principles -- Measurement configurations -- Experiments -- Metals -- Semiconductors -- Broken symmetry states of metals -- Appendices -- Fourier and Laplace transformations -- Medium of finite thickness.

K · p perturbation theory -- Sum rules -- Non-local response -- Dielectric response in reduced dimensions -- Important constants and units -- Index.