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Optical Constants of Inorganic Glasses

1st Edition

By Andrei M. Efimov

CRC Press

224 pages

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pub: 1995-07-10
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This new book is devoted to the problem of the frequency dispersion of optical constants of inorganic glasses. It is the only source providing a comprehensive discussion of this topic on a unified physical and analytical basis.

Optical Constants of Inorganic Glasses presents thorough descriptions of the underlying physical phenomena, analytical models for the optical constants dispersion, and detailed information on the optical constants and related optical characteristics of glasses. The broad scope of the book includes such topics as general relationships for the response of a solid to the effect of an electromagnetic field, and specific features of optical spectrum formation for a glass and the resulting constants. The text details methods for reconstructing the spectra of optical constants from raw experimental spectra of glasses, and provides data on the spectra of optical constants in the IR and VUV ranges and on the IR band parameters for inorganic glasses. It includes factors responsible for the behavior of the refractive index dispersion of glasses in the transparency range.

The reference fully details the opportunities provided by the recent version of dispersion analysis for glasses based on the specific analytical model for the complex dielectric constant. Until now, this information was only available in Russian journals. A large quantity of never-before-published data on numerical values of optical constants in the medium and far IR and of IR band frequencies and intensities is given for a wide variety of inorganic glasses. For vitreous silica, data on the optical constants are also given for the broad wavelength range in the VUV.

Optical Constants of Inorganic Glasses provides the only comprehensive review of available dispersion formulas and methods for interpolating and extrapolating the refractive indices of glasses in the transparency range. The volume is a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners in the fields of glass technology and applied optics, and students.

Reviews

"This book is invaluable for anyone who needs to have accessible the theory and experimental data of the optical constants of inorganic glasses."

-Materials Research Bulletin, 31 (5), 1996

"This book is invaluable for anyone who needs to have accessible the theory and experimental data of the optical constants of inorganic glasses."

-Materials Research Bulletin, 31 (5), 1996

Table of Contents

Frequency Dispersion of Optical Constants of a Solid: General Relationships

Basic Phenomena and Terminology

The Classical Analytical Model for the Complex Dielectric Constant

Factorized Analytical Model for the Complex Dielectric Constant

Frequency Dispersion of Optical Constants for a Glass: Specific Features

General Remarks

Structural Disorder and the Formation of Optical Spectra

Effect of Disorder on the Analytical Presentation of the Complex Dielectric Constant for a Glass

Methods for Reconstructing the Spectra of the Optical Constants in the Ranges of Fundamental Excitations

Methods and Limitations Imposed by Strong Absorption

Kramers-Kronig Transform

Dispersion Analysis: General Aspects

Dispersion Analysis of Glass Spectra

Spectra of Optical Constants in the Ranges of Fundamental Excitations for Particular Glass Types

Introductory Remarks

Spectra of Optical Constants in the IR Range and IR Band Parameters of Inorganic Glasses

Optical Constants of Glasses in the Range of Electronic Excitations

Refractive Index Dispersion of Glasses in the Transparency Range: Applied Aspects

Refractive Index Dispersion in Terms of Optical Characteristics Used in Applied Optics

Refractive Index Interpolation and Extrapolation

Refractive Index Dispersion versus Glass Composition

Behavior of Relative Partial Dispersions

References

Appendix: Numerical Data on the Optical Constants of Various Glasses in the Ranges of the Fundamental Excitations

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Subject Categories

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