Chapter 9. Classical Theories of Optical Constants

  1. Craig F. Bohren1 and
  2. Donald R. Huffman2

Published Online: 29 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618156.ch9

Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles

Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles

How to Cite

Bohren, C. F. and Huffman, D. R. (2007) Classical Theories of Optical Constants, in Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527618156.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    Distinguished Professor of Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University

  2. 2

    Regents Professor of Physics, The University of Arizona

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471293408

Online ISBN: 9783527618156

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Keywords:

  • classical theories of optical constants;
  • lorentz model;
  • multiple-oscillator model;
  • drude model;
  • debye relaxation model

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Lorentz Model

  • The Multiple-Oscillator Model

  • The Anisotropic Oscillator Model

  • The Drude Model

  • The Debye Relaxation Model

  • General Relationship Between ϵ′ and ϵ″