Optical Properties of Advanced Materials

  • Yoshinobu Aoyagi
  • Kotaro Kajikawa

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 168)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Yoshinobu Aoyagi
    Pages 1-38
  3. Kotaro Kajikawa
    Pages 67-92
  4. Kotaro Kajikawa
    Pages 93-102
  5. Koki Takanashi, Shigemi Mizukami
    Pages 103-124
  6. Katsuhiko Fujita
    Pages 149-163
  7. Shinya Koshihara
    Pages 165-185
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 187-191

About this book


In the last decade, optically functionalized materials have developed rapidly, from bulk matters to structured forms. Now we have a rich variety of attractive advanced materials. They are applied to optical and electrical devices that support the information communication technology in the mid 21-th century. Accordingly, it is quite important to have a broad knowledge of the optical properties of advanced materials for students, scientists and engineers working in optics and related fields. This book is designed to teach fundamental optical properties of such advanced materials effectively. These materials have their own peculiarities which are very interesting in modern optical physics and also for applications because the concepts of optical properties are quite different from those in conventional optical materials. Hence each chapter starts to review the basic concepts of the materials briefly and proceeds to the practical use.
The important topics covered in this book include:  quantum structures of semiconductors, spintronics,  photonic crystals, surface plasmons in metallic nanostructures, photonic metamaterials, liquid crystal materials, organic LED materials and magnet-optics. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Yoshinobu Aoyagi
    • 1
  • Kotaro Kajikawa
    • 2
  1. 1., Global Innovation Research OrganizationRitsumeikan UniversityShigaJapan
  2. 2., Interdisciplinary Graduate School ofTokyo Institute of TechnologyYokohamaJapan

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