Laser Optics of Condensed Matter

Volume 2 The Physics of Optical Phenomena and Their Use as Probes of Matter

  • Elsa Garmire
  • Alexei A. Maradudin
  • Karl K. Rebane

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Elementary Excitations and Excitation Transport

  3. Optical Properties of Surfaces and Interfaces

    1. V. S. Bagaev, D. V. Kazantsev, A. G. Poiarkov, A. A. Serov
      Pages 53-57
    2. T. F. Heinz, F. J. Himpsel, M. M. T. Loy, E. Palange, E. Burstein
      Pages 59-59
    3. J. Aaviksoo, J. Kuhl, I. Reimand
      Pages 61-69
    4. R. W. Schoenlein, J. G. Fujimoto, G. L. Eesley, W. Capehart
      Pages 71-82
    5. R. W. Falcone, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn
      Pages 83-86
  4. Optical Studies of Growth, Instabilities and Pattern Formation

  5. Elementary Excitations and Excitation Transport

    1. P. E. Sulewski, P. A. Fleury, K. B. Lyons
      Pages 121-130

About this book


The Fourth USA-USSR Symposium. on The Physics of Optical Phenomena and Their Use as Probes of Matter, was held in Irvine, California, January 23-27, 1990. Participating in the Symposium were 22 scientists from the USSR and 29 from the USA. In addition, to provide an international dimension to this Symposium without, however, compromising significantly its essentially binational character, 7 non-US and non-USSR scientists were invited to take part in it. The present volume is the proceedings of that Symposium, and contains all manuscripts received prior to August 1, 1990, representing. scientific contributions presented. A few manuscripts were not received, but for completeness the corresponding abstract is printed.. Three previous USA/USSR Binational Symposia on related topics have been held, viz. "Theory of Light Scattering in Condensed Matter" (Moscow, 1975), "Light Scattering in Solids" (New York, 1979), and "Laser Optics of Condensed Matter" (Leningrad, 1987). These meetings were evaluated by the participants as highly successful and provided invaluable oppor­ tunities for researchers to exchange information and to initiate colla­ borative work which led to research visits by US physicist to Soviet laboratories, and vice versa, and which continue to the present day.


condensed matter laser light scattering optics scattering

Editors and affiliations

  • Elsa Garmire
    • 1
  • Alexei A. Maradudin
    • 2
  • Karl K. Rebane
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaIrvineUSA
  3. 3.Estonian Academy of SciencesTallinnUSSR

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6658-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3726-7
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