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Dielectric Properties of Materials

  • Harald Ibach
  • Hans Lüth
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Abstract

The interaction of electromagnetic radiation with a solid may be described either microscopically or macroscopically according to requirements. In a microscopic picture one would speak, for instance, of the absorption of a photon via the creation of a phonon or an electron-hole pair. The Maxwellian theory, on the other hand, is a macroscopic approach and the solid is described by material constants. The relation between the two approaches will be developed in this chapter in a discussion limited to linear phenomena. It should be pointed out, however, that the area of nonlinear optics has become increasingly important in the last decade, but a discussion of nonlinear materials is beyond the scope of this introductory text.

Keywords

Longitudinal Wave Dielectric Property Surface Wave Harmonic Oscillator Brillouin Zone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harald Ibach
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hans Lüth
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Schichten und GrenzflächenForschungszentrum Jülich GmbHJülichGermany
  2. 2.Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische HochschuleAachenGermany

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