Handbook of Optical Materials

Marvin J. Weber

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September 24, 2002 by CRC Press
Reference - 536 Pages - 36 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420050196 - CAT# E3512
Series: Laser & Optical Science & Technology

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  • Presents extensive tabulations of data on the physical properties of optical materials
  • Covers all types of optical materials used in lasers and optical systems: crystals, glasses, polymers, metals, liquids, and gases
  • Contains appendices of safety guidelines and listings of physical constants, units and conversion factors, abbreviations, and acronyms
  • Includes references to original data
  • Summary

    For years scientists turned to the CRC Handbook of Laser Science & Technology for reliable data on optical materials. Out of print for several years, that standard-setting work now has a successor: the Handbook of Optical Materials.

    This new handbook is an authoritative compilation of the physical properties of materials used in all types of lasers and optical systems. In it, scientist, author, and editor Dr. Marvin J. Weber provides extensive data tabulations and references for the most important optical materials, including crystals, glasses, polymers, metals, liquids, and gases. The properties detailed include both linear and nonlinear optical properties, mechanical properties, thermal properties together with many additional special properties, such as electro-, magneto-, and elasto-optic properties.

    Using a minimum of narration and logically organized by material properties, the handbook's unique presentation simplifies the process of comparing different materials for their suitability in particular applications. Appendices furnish a wealth of other useful information, including lists of the many abbreviations and acronyms that proliferate in this field. The Handbook of Optical Materials is simply the most complete one-stop source available for materials data essential to lasers and optical systems.


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