Chapter 4. The Optical Transparency of Solids

  1. J. García Solé,
  2. L.E. Bausá and
  3. D. Jaque

Published Online: 22 AUG 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470016043.ch4

An Introduction to the Optical Spectroscopy of Inorganic Solids

An Introduction to the Optical Spectroscopy of Inorganic Solids

How to Cite

Solé, J. G., Bausá, L.E. and Jaque, D. (2005) The Optical Transparency of Solids, in An Introduction to the Optical Spectroscopy of Inorganic Solids, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470016043.ch4

Author Information

  1. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 AUG 2005
  2. Published Print: 18 FEB 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470868850

Online ISBN: 9780470016046

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Keywords:

  • optical magnitudes;
  • dielectric current;
  • Lorentz oscillator;
  • band-gap energy;
  • fundamental absorption spectrum;
  • exciton transitions;
  • interband effects;
  • semiconductors and insulators

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Optical Magnitudes and the Dielectric Constant

  • The Lorentz Oscillator

  • Metals

  • Semiconductors and Insulators

  • The Spectral Shape of the Fundamental Absorption Edge

  • Excitons

  • Advanced Topic: The Color of Metals

  • Exercises

  • References and Further Reading