Optical Properties

  • Marius GrundmannEmail author
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


After introduction of the complex dielectric function, reflection, diffraction are briefly discussed. The focus lies on absorption mechanisms; several transition types (direct and indirect band-band transitions, impurity-related transitions, lattice absorption) are discussed including the effects of excitons, polaritons and high carrier density. Also the various effects of the presence of free carriers are given.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Experimentelle Physik IIUniversität LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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