Review of Fundamental Relations for Optical Phenomena

  • Mildred Dresselhaus
  • Gene Dresselhaus
  • Stephen B. CroninEmail author
  • Antonio Gomes Souza Filho
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


In this chapter is reviewed some fundamental relations based on Maxwell’s equations which are used for studying optical phenomena in solid state materials.

Suggested Readings

  1. Bassani, Pastori-Parravicini, Electronic States and Optical Transitions in Solids (Pergamon Press, New York, 1975)Google Scholar
  2. G. Bekefi, A.H. Barrett, Electromagnetic Vibrations Waves and Radiation (MIT Press, Cambridge, 1977)Google Scholar
  3. J.D. Jackson, Classical Electrodynamics (Wiley, New York, 1975)Google Scholar
  4. Yu, Cardona, Fundamentals of Semiconductors (Springer, Berlin, 1996)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mildred Dresselhaus
    • 1
  • Gene Dresselhaus
    • 2
  • Stephen B. Cronin
    • 3
    Email author
  • Antonio Gomes Souza Filho
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Department of PhysicsMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Francis Bitter Magnet LaboratoryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.University Park CampusUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.Departamento de FísicaUniversidade Federal do CearáFortalezaBrazil

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