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Summary 
This set of five volumes, four volumes edited by Edward D. Palik and a volume by Gorachand Ghosh, affords the most comprehensive database of the refractive index and extinction (or loss) coefficient of technically important and scientifically interesting dielectrics. This data has been critically selected and evaluated by authorities on each material. The dielectric constant database is supplemented by tutorial chapters covering the basics of dielectric theory and reviews of experimental techniques for each wavelength region and material characteristic. As an additional resource, two of the tutorial chapters summarize the relevant characteristics of each of the materials in the database. The data in the core volumes have been collected and analyzed over a period of twelve years, with the most recent completed in 1997. The volumes systematically define the dielectric properties of 143 of the most engaging materials, including metals, semiconductors, and insulators. Together, the three Palik books contain nearly 3,000 pages, with about 2/3 devoted to the dielectric constant data. The tutorial chapters in the remaining 1/3 of the pages contain a wealth of information, including some dielectric data. Hence, the separate volume, Index to Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids, which is included as part of the set, substantially enhances the utility of the Handbook and in essence, joins all the Palik volumes into one unit. A final volume rounds out the set. The Handbook of ThermoOptic Coefficients of Optical Materials with Applications collects refractive index measurements and their temperature dependence for a large number of crystals and glasses. Mathematical models represent these data, and in turn are used in the design of nonlinear optical devices. Presents optical constants for a broad spectral range, for a very large number of materials: Paliks three volumes include 143 materials including 43 elements; Ghoshs volume includes some 70 technologically interesting crystals and many commercial glasses. Includes a special index volume that enables the user to search for the information in the three Palik volumes. Critique chapters in the Palik volumes discuss the data and give reference to most of the literature available for each material. Presents various techniques for measuring the optical constants and mathematical models for analytical calculations of some data. 
Contents 
v. 5. Preface. Introduction. Refractive Index: Introduction. Measurement. Dispersion Relations for Refractive Index. Derivation of the Sellmeier Coefficients. Sellmeier Coefficients. Comparison of RefractiveIndexes. References. ThermoOptic Coefficients: Definition. Measurement. Dispersion Relations. Derivation of the Sellmeier Coefficients: Nonlinear Crystals. Other Oxide and Laser Crystals. Halide Crystals/Glasses. Semiconductors. Optical Fiber/Optical Glasses. References. Applications: Nonlinear Optical Laser Devices: Noncritically PhaseMatched Second Harmonic Generations. Noncritical Optical Parametric Oscillators. Sum Frequency Generation. Optical Fiber Communication Systems: Chromatic Dispersion and ZeroDispersion Wavelength. ThermoOptic Switch. Optical Fiber Temperature Sensor. ThermoOptic Modulators. References. Future Technology. 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes. 
Contents 
Handbook of optical constants of solids I, II, & III / edited by Edward D. Palik.  Handbook of thermooptic coefficients of optical materials with applications / by Gorachand Ghosh.  Subject index and contributor index. 
Note 
Print version record. 
Subject 
Solids  Optical properties  Handbooks, manuals, etc.


Optical constants  Handbooks, manuals, etc.


Metals  Optical properties  Handbooks, manuals, etc.


Semiconductors  Optical properties  Handbooks, manuals, etc.


Electric insulators and insulation  Optical properties  Handbooks, manuals, etc.


Refractive index  Handbooks, manuals, etc.


Solides  Propriétés optiques  Guides, manuels, etc.


Constantes optiques  Guides, manuels, etc.


Métaux  Propriétés optiques  Guides, manuels, etc.


Semiconducteurs  Propriétés optiques  Guides, manuels, etc.


Isolateurs électriques  Propriétés optiques  Guides, manuels, etc.


Indice de réfraction  Guides, manuels, etc.


Semiconductors  Optical properties.
(OCoLC)fst01112243


Refractive index. (OCoLC)fst01092671


Metals  Optical properties.
(OCoLC)fst01018164


Optical constants. (OCoLC)fst01046674


Solids  Optical properties.
(OCoLC)fst01125518

Genre/Form 
Handbook 

Handbooks and manuals. (OCoLC)fst01423877


Handbooks and manuals.


Guides et manuels.

Added Author 
Palik, Edward D.


Ghosh, Gorachand.
Handbook of thermooptic coefficients of optical materials with applications.

Other Form: 
Print version: Handbook of optical constants of solids fivevolume set. [London] : Academic Press, [1998] 012544415X 9780125444156 (OCoLC)38341410 
ISBN 
9780125444156 

012544415X 
Standard No. 
AU@ 000061143811 

DEBBG BV039832482 

DEBBG BV042316977 

DEBSZ 367774305 

NZ1 12433991 
