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Handbook of Optical Materials

1st Edition

By Marvin J. Weber

CRC Press

536 pages | 36 B/W Illus.

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For years scientists turned to the CRC Handbook of Laser Science & Technology for reliable data on optical materials. Out of print for several years, that standard-setting work now has a successor: the Handbook of Optical Materials.

This new handbook is an authoritative compilation of the physical properties of materials used in all types of lasers and optical systems. In it, scientist, author, and editor Dr. Marvin J. Weber provides extensive data tabulations and references for the most important optical materials, including crystals, glasses, polymers, metals, liquids, and gases. The properties detailed include both linear and nonlinear optical properties, mechanical properties, thermal properties together with many additional special properties, such as electro-, magneto-, and elasto-optic properties.

Using a minimum of narration and logically organized by material properties, the handbook's unique presentation simplifies the process of comparing different materials for their suitability in particular applications. Appendices furnish a wealth of other useful information, including lists of the many abbreviations and acronyms that proliferate in this field. The Handbook of Optical Materials is simply the most complete one-stop source available for materials data essential to lasers and optical systems.

Reviews

"Weber has prepared a handbook that authoritatively compiles physical properties for numerous bulk materials used in practical optical systems and lasers. Summing Up: Recommended."

-O. Eknoyan, Texas A&M University

"[This book] is an excellent reference for being able to quickly compare the physical differences or similarities of optical materials generally used in today's laser and optical systems. Readers who work with and design lasers or optical systems for commercial or research purposes would find this handbook to be a very useful reference for their work."

- IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Vol. 20, No. 5, Sept-Oct. 2004

"More than 1,000 crystalline materials are covered in the first section of this book, which … is appropriate for a handbook on materials … . … The straightforward organization of the data tables makes it easy to find parameters. … This handbook could serve as a comprehensive desktop reference for engineers or physicians."

- OPN - Optics & Photonics News, Vol. 15, No. 7, July 2004

Table of Contents

CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS

Introduction

Physical Properties

Optical Properties

Mechanical Properties

Thermal Properties

Magnetooptic Properties

Electrooptic Properties

Elastooptic Properties

Nonlinear Optical Properties

GLASSES

Introduction

Commercial Optical Glasses

Specialty Optical Glasses

Fused Silica

Fluoride Glasses

Chalcogenide Glasses

Magnetooptic Properties

Electrooptic Properties

Elastooptic Properties

Nonlinear Optical Properties

Special Glasses

POLYMERIC MATERIALS

Optical Plastics

Index of Refraction

Nonlinear Optical Properties

Thermal Properties

Engineering Data

METALS

Physical Properties of Selected Metals

Optical Properties

Mechanical Properties

Thermal Properties

Mirror Substrate Materials

LIQUIDS

Introduction

Water

Physical Properties of Selected Liquids

Index of Refraction

Nonlinear Optical Properties

Magnetooptic Properties

Commercial Optical Liquids

GASES

Introduction

Physical Properties of Selected Gases

Index of Refraction

Nonlinear Optical Properties

Magnetooptic Properties

Atomic Resonance Filters

APPENDICES

Safe Handling of Optical Materials

Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Mineralogical or Common Names for Optical Materials

Abbreviations for Methods of Preparing Optical Materials and Thin Films

Fundamental Physical Constants

Units and Conversion Factors

About the Series

Laser & Optical Science & Technology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC019000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Lasers & Photonics
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science