Kramers-Kronig Relations in Optical Materials Research

  • Valerio Lucarini
  • Kai-Erik Peiponen
  • Jarkko J. Saarinen
  • Erik M. Vartiainen

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 110)

About this book


This is the first one-volume work to provide a thorough and comprehensive description of the physical background, rigorous theory and applications of Kramers-Kronig relations in the fields of linear and nonlinear optical spectroscopy. Currently, Kramers-Kronig relations have become basic tools in the investigation of the optical properties of materials. A brief presentation of the related data-retrieval technique, the maximum entropy method, is also given. The contents and style potentially make this a standard text for physicists, chemists and engineers interested in optical-materials research and development.


Linear optics Nonlinear optics Optical materials research and development Optical spectroscopy Physical chemistry entropy optics spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  • Valerio Lucarini
    • 1
  • Kai-Erik Peiponen
    • 2
  • Jarkko J. Saarinen
    • 3
  • Erik M. Vartiainen
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of CamerinoCamerino (MCItaly
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of JoensuuJoensuuFinland
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  4. 4.Department of Electrical EngineeringLappeenranta University of TechnologyLappeenrantaFinland

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