Optical Properties of Disordered Materials

  • Daniela Dragoman
  • Mircea Dragoman


In this chapter we present the optical properties of disordered materials, i.e. of materials that lack long-range order. These include glasses, amorphous and polycrystalline materials. All these different kinds of materials share the same characteristic: no sharp features in the optical properties, as encountered in their crystalline counterparts, due to disorder-induced violation of the momentum-conservation rule.


Amorphous Material Raman Line Chalcogenide Glass Amorphous Semiconductor Band Tail 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniela Dragoman
    • 1
  • Mircea Dragoman
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies (IMT)BucharestRomania

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