ABSTRACT

Over the last century, numerous optical techniques have been developed to characterize materials, giving insight into their optical, electronic, magnetic, and structural properties and elucidating such diverse phenomena as high-temperature superconductivity and protein folding. Optical Techniques for Solid-State Materials Characterization provides

chapter 1|36 pages

Light–Matter Interactions

ByWillie J. Padilla

chapter 2|40 pages

Semiconductors and Their Nanostructures

ByJeffrey Davis, Chennupati Jagadish

chapter 3|32 pages

The Optical Properties of Metals: From Wideband to Narrowband Materials

ByRichard D. Averitt

chapter 4|40 pages

Methods for Obtaining the Optical Constants of a Material

ByHidekazu Okamura

chapter 5|42 pages

Methods for Obtaining the Optical Response after CW Excitation

BySajan Saini

chapter 6|44 pages

Raman Scattering as a Tool for Studying Complex Materials

ByS. Lance Cooper, Peter Abbamonte, Nadya Mason, C. S. Snow, Minjung Kim, Harini Barath, John F. Karpus, Cesar E. Chialvo, James P. Reed, Young-Il Joe, Xiaoqian Chen, Diego Casa, Y. Gan

chapter 8|38 pages

Carrier Dynamics in Bulk Semiconductors and Metals after Ultrashort Pulse Excitation

ByJure Demsar, Thomas Dekorsy

chapter 9|42 pages

Ultrafast Pump–Probe Spectroscopy

ByDavid J. Hilton

chapter 10|26 pages

Transient Four-Wave Mixing

BySteven T. Cundiff

chapter 11|46 pages

Time-Domain and Ultrafast Terahertz Spectroscopy

ByRobert A. Kaindl

chapter 12|24 pages

Time-Resolved Photoluminescence Spectroscopy

ByMarc Achermann

chapter 13|40 pages

Time-Resolved Magneto-Optical Spectroscopy

ByJigang Wang

chapter 14|26 pages

Time-Resolved Raman Scattering

ByDaniele Fausti and Paul H.M. van Loosdrecht

chapter 15|42 pages

Microscopy

ByAlexander Neumann, Yuliya Kuznetsova, and Steven R.J. Brueck

chapter 16|44 pages

Micro-Optical Techniques

ByKartik Srinivasan, Matthew T. Rakher, Marcelo Davanço

chapter 17|44 pages

Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy

ByBen Mangum, Eyal Shafran, Jessica Johnston, Jordan Gerton

chapter 18|40 pages

Recent Developments in Spatially and Temporally Resolved Optical Characterization of Solid-State Materials

ByRohit P. Prasankumar, Antoinette J. Taylor