Dispersion, Complex Analysis and Optical Spectroscopy

Classical Theory

  • Authors
  • Kai-Erik Peiponen
  • Erik M. Vartiainen
  • Toshimitsu Asakura

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 147)

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About this book


This book is devoted to dispersion theory in linear and nonlinear optics. Dispersion relations and methods of analysis in optical spectroscopy are derived with the aid of complex analysis. The book introduces the mathematical basis and derivations of various dispersion relations that are used in optical spectroscopy. In addition, it presents the dispersion theory of the nonlinear optical processes which are essential in modern optical spectroscopy. The book includes new methods such as the maximum entropy model for wavelength-dependent spectra analysis.


Dispersion entropy nonlinear optics optics spectroscopy

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-64522-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-69800-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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