Interaction of Light with Matter

  • Claus F. Klingshirn
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


In the next two sections we present some basic interaction processes of light with matter from two different points of view. First we consider matter as a homogeneous medium described by the complex dielectric function ε(ω) or by the complex index of refraction \(\tilde{n}(\omega )\).


Field Amplitude Oblique Incidence Crystallographic Axis Perturbation Term Transition Matrix Element 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claus F. Klingshirn
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  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte PhysikKarlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)KarlsruheGermany

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