Apple Academic Press
376 pages | 7 Color Illus. | 230 B/W Illus.
Optics for Materials Scientists is intended to help materials scientists and engineers fully comprehend the principles of optics and optical phenomena and effectively utilize them for the design and fabrication of optical materials and devices. Materials science is an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of various fields, such as metallurgy, ceramics, solid-state physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering. Thus, many physicists, chemists, and engineers also work in materials science. Many materials scientists generally do not have a strong background in optics, and this book aims to fill that gap.
The volume explains the fundamentals of optics legibly to nonspecialists and presents theoretical treatments for a variety of optical phenomena resulting from light-matter interactions. It covers thin film optics, interference lithography, and metal plasmonics as practical applications of optics for materials research. Each chapter of the book has a problem and reference section to facilitate the reader’s understanding.
1. Electromagnetic Waves 2. Reflection and Refraction 3. Superposition of Waves 4. Interference 5. Diffraction 6. Light Propagation in Anisotropic Media 7. Polarization 8. Thin Film Optics and Reflectance Control 9. Interference Lithography 10. Metal Plasmonics