In recent years, optical properties of the unique atomic and molecular structures of materials have drawn great scientific interest. Linear optical properties of materials, such as metals, metal oxides, magnetic oxides, and organic materials, are based on the energy transfer and find applications in wastewater treatment, forensic science, biomedical science, photovoltaics, nuclear technology, and LED displays. Nonlinear optical properties of materials are based on the nonlinear medium and find more advanced applications in frequency mixing generations and optical parametric oscillations.
This book presents the underlying principles, implementation, and applications of the linear and nonlinear optical properties of materials and has been divided into two parts emphasizing these properties. The first part of the book, linear optics, discusses bimetallic nanoparticles in dielectric media and their integration to dye molecules to detect trace amounts of heavy metals at nanometer level, as well as to enhance luminescence and image contrasts in forensic inspection and biomedical diagnosis. It shows how integration of bimetallic nanoparticles to ZnO matrix promotes the broadening of absorption spectrum from ultraviolet to visible wavelength and explains the dye-removal kinetics by Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles under pulsed white light. It introduces white-OLEDs based on p-i-n structures produced via vapor deposition method and describes the high uniformity of the TPBi film serving as the electron transport layer in blue-OLEDs. It presents the double-layer shielding tank design to safely store radioactive waste and explains photon propagation through the multilayer structures of human tissue model. The second part of the book, nonlinear optics, discusses general concepts such as electromagnetic theory, nonlinear medium, and wave propagation as well as more advanced concepts such as second harmonic generation, phase matching, optical parametric interactions, different frequency generation, sum frequency generation, tunable processes, and optical resonant oscillator.
- Emphasizes the underlying principles, implementation, and application of linear and nonlinear optical properties of materials that will help students and researchers in physics and relevant fields to develop their physics insight
- Includes author’s research work in the past five years
- Is illustrated throughout and has lots of examples, problem sets with solutions for each chapter, which will enable readers to develop their skills and measure their understanding of each topic step-by-step
- Can be a helpful resource for problem solving both in laboratory and real life
Part 1: Linear Optics; Au-Core Pd-Shell Nanoparticles
Fe3O4 Magnetic Nanoparticles
Organic Light-Emitting Diode
Part 2: Nonlinear Optics; Nonlinear Medium
Second Harmonic Generation
Other Frequency Mixing Processes, Suggested Readings, and Solutions to Problems